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Animal Adventures

Welcome to the Animal Adventures program. Here you will find fun animal books, rhymes, stories, facts, and links to more animal information and activities on the web. We hope you have a great time exploring all these animal activities.  

Fun Animal Links on the Web

Request these animal books that encourage creativity from the Library Catalogue

I can draw wild animals by Grace Sandford
Wild Animals by Kate Daubney
The LEGO zoo by Jody Padulano
Look! Look! Look by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Enjoy reading 'Sloth at the Zoom' on TumbleBooks! Click the book cover to get started.

Sloth at the Zoom by Helaine Becker

Animal Sounds Activity

Next time you read a book about animals, try making some fun animal noises. 

You can point to the animals in the book and ask your child if they know what kind of animal it is. If they do, ask them what sound it makes and encourage them to make that sound. 

Felt Board Fun with Ginny: Five Red Strawberries

Rhyme Time with Tegan: A Nest for a Bird

Fast and Slow Animal Facts

Fast Animal Facts:

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world and they can accelerate (that means speed up) faster than a sports car. They can go from standing still to travelling 69 miles per hour in 3 seconds. Cheetahs can run fast because they are very light, and have long tails that help them balance. 

The fastest flying insect is a dragon fly! They can travel at a speed of 35 miles an hour.

Rabbits and hares can run very fast because they have strong hind legs.

The Ostrich is the biggest bird in the world and while they can’t fly, there are the fastest bird when running on land and the fastest animal on two legs. (45 miles per hour. Avg.)

Slow Animal Facts:

Sloths are very slow animals. They sleep for up to 15 hours a day, and move very slowly through the tree tops where they live. Sloths eat very slowly, and they also digest their food slowly. It can take up to a month for a sloth to disgest a single meal.

Snails are very slow because as they inch along the ground they have to produce a thin layer of slime so they can slide on the ground without hurting themselves. It takes a lot of time, water, and energy for the snails to produce their slime.

Turtles are slow because they carry their homes with them on the backs. Turtle shells are very strong and sturdy, and they are good at keeping turtles safe from predators. Carrying a big hard shell means that turtles move very slowly.

Starfish (or sea stars) are very slow moving creatures. They can’t swim, so they are not a fish. They craw very slowly along the ocean floor or on rocks by the coast. If a starfish looses an arm, it can regrow one but it can take them a whole year to do this.  

Story Time with Tegan: Monkey Face

Awesome animal eBooks, available on Overdrive

My Friends Make Me Happy! by Jan Thomas
Ah Ha! by Jeff Mack
Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock by Dallas Hunt
Big Bear Hug Hatley  by Nicholas Oldland
A Dog Is a Dog by Stephen Shaskan
Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
Five Little Ducks Pete the Cat  by James Dean
It's a Tiger! by David LaRochelle

Request these amazing animal picture books from the Library Catalogue

I'm a frog! by Mo Willems
The Owl and the two rabbits by Nadia Sammurtok
More Bears! by Kenn Nesbitt
The Tortoise and the Hare by Alison Ritchie
Discovering animals : English, French, Cree by Neepin Auger
The Lending Zoo by Frank Asch
1,2,3, to the Zoo by Eric Carle
The Opposite Zoo by Il Sung Na
Bear for Breakfast by Robert Munsch
Chu's Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman
Cat Nap by Toni Yuly