Hippos Can’t Swim and Other Fun Facts by Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot/Pete Oswald
Did you know that hippos can’t swim? Apparently, their bodies are too dense to float, so they just walk underwater instead and use their feet to push off in order to move themselves around! That fact leads to dozens more about all sorts of other animals, from squirrels to fireflies to big blue whales. Each topic leads right into the next one, and you’ll discover all sorts of interesting information about animals, like how many naps an ant takes each day, how many times per second a hummingbird can flap its wings, and how jellyfish scare away predators!
This wonderfully illustrated non-fiction book is definitely a great way to jump-start your young one’s interest in animals and science, and parents will find it entertaining as well. If you enjoy this one, be sure to check out its companion book Chickens Don’t Fly and Other Fun Facts as well!
Reviewed by: Lara (Haggard)