This is one of those lovely books which you can enjoy as much as an adult as your children do. In this book fourteen picture book artists tell us what their favourite animal is and illustrate them. If you love books which you can dip in and out of this one is a real gem.
My children instantly loved this book and we spent an entire day reading it and doing related activities. The question what is your favourite animal is one of the stock questions that any child will come up with when asked to ask a question, so I think they could sort of immediately identify with the book. We spent quite a long time talking about our favourite animals, predictably Fifi’s was a horse and the boy liked bunny’s.
Rather brilliantly, the publishers Macmillan have produced a series of worksheets which you can download on this page. My children like doing work sheets so I used them as the basis for the rest of the days activities.