Book Review: Animals By Design
"Animals By Design," Illustrated by Susan Windsor
This book is part of a new series (“Science for Kids”) being released from the Institute for Creation Research as a Creationist alternative to the evolution-based Basher books.
Animals By Design includes pages on a wide variety of fascinating creatures from the Wooly Mammoth to the "Spectacular Sea Slug" in addition to a stunning array of facts that you always wanted to know, but didn't know how to search for on Google. For example, you might have heard about pitcher plants. These carnivorous flora are the kind of thing one would expect to find in a horror movie. Now, would you ever think that tropical bats are actually able to sleep safely inside pitcher plants? That is just one of the things you can learn from this book. Animals By Design also includes a page devoted to random animal facts, which I enjoyed. For instance, did you know that an Ibex can jump to incredible heights of about 6 feet in the air? If you didn't know that, but found it interesting, you would probably enjoy this book!
The formatting of Animals By Design is simple and user-friendly, but still includes a great deal of detail. I found the watercolor illustrations to be well done, especially when I considered how realistic they looked when I compared them to photographs of the real animals!
This book is a great way to get acquainted with the astonishing array of animals God made to populate the world! If you finish this book and find yourself speculating about getting an immortal jellyfish for a pet, don't say I didn't give you fair warning!
Jonathan Schulz, 2018
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The use of the image of this book is utilized for purely critical purposes and should not be considered a challenge to it's copyright status. Image taken by Jonathan Schulz.