We recently read Flip the Flaps: Minibeasts by Karen Wallace and illustrated by Tudor Humphries. My son loves learning about insects and exploring our garden to see what minibeasts we can discover, so when I saw this book at the library, I knew James would love it.
Minibeasts covers six different insects including ladybirds, ants, butterflies, honeybees, spiders and dragonflies. Facts about each of the insects are shared through questions on one side of the flap, with the answers provided once you flip the flap. This was definitely an engaging way to learn about the insects. Before we turned the flap over, we would try to answer the questions ourselves. Sometimes we got it right, other times we were a little off track.
We also loved the flaps because once you flipped them the illustrated scene changed too. For the ants, you first see the outside of an ant mound and once you flip the flap you can see the cross section of the mound. These little details from Humphries' illustrations certainly adds an interesting element to the book.
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