Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Non-Fiction Pick: Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel
by Nancy F. Castaldo
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Beastly Brains is a must-have for young scientists, animal behaviorists, and animal lovers. Scientists have hought crows were smart for a long time, but this book proves other species can think, learn and remember. Dolphins have a language of their own and use "signature whistles" their entire lives. They recognize each other by the whistle even if it's been years since they have seen one another.
Did you know that your dog can feel jealousy? Of course you did! Well, science is now backing you up. Apes and monkeys are studied often. Scientists have learned that apes like to gamble and they show emotion if they lose. many animals use tools including monkeys, dolphins and crows.
Beastly Brains is a must buy for animal behavior sections.
Recommended grade 6-up.
FTC Required Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review.