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Which Animal Is Fastest?

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After Cheetah wins a 100-yard dash, King Lion is ready to crown him the world's fastest animal but other animals, even turtle, claim they are fastest in their own realms. Includes activities, facts about animals, and information about habitats.
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Published August 1st 2018 by Arbordale Publishing
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Vera Godley
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brian Rock has a reputation for bringing math front and center in kid's books showing in an entertaining method that math is everywhere and in everything and he turns it into a fun romp in story-land. This is evidenced by his book The Deductive Detective which I totally enjoyed reviewing. Another of his books I reviewed, though not math-focused, was Martian Mustache Mischief..

In Which Animal is Fastest he goes back to thinking about math or relationships. How do you measure which is fastest? Sim
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
The animals race to see who is fastest. But when Cheetah wins, other animals protest, noting that many animals are very fast under different conditions. To make peace, Lion proposes an Olympics which will showcase all the various specialties of the various animals.

Kids love to read books about speed and this book, with its smooth storyline emphasizing working together to come up with a satisfactory conclusion will be a delight to them. The book also includes lots of additional activities for ch
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Tonja Drecker
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book surprises with an intriguing mix from story to wonderful facts.

The lion, as the king of the animals, declares a race to see which creature may be deemed as the fastest. The cheetah is the first to cross the finish line, but before the lion can declare him the official winner, the other animals begin to complain. What if the race went on for several miles? Would the cheetah still win? And what about animals with two legs or those who are faster in the water than on land? A quarrel soon
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Lorie
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
King Lion challenges all the animals to a race to see who is fastest, but chaos ensues when all the animals point out their differences that would make them the fastest! How can Lion be fair to everyone? He changes his competition by comparing only similar ways of movement like flying, running, and swimming as well as some other unique ways animals move.

This non-fiction picture book covers multiple non-fiction content and concepts including how animals move, animal body parts, and speed sequenci
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Janet Squires
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Which Animal is FASTEST? by Brian Rock with illustrations By Carolyn Le attempts to answer the question in the guise of a race held by Lion, the King of Beasts.

However, it turns out that determining the fastest is more complicated than you’d think. How can mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and fish be fairly assessed? Do four-legged animals have an advantage over two-legged animals? Written in an energetic narrative-nonfiction style, Rock packs plenty of facts into the story and creates multip
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Barbara
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals, nature, science
Although I might have liked to have had a stronger conclusion to the argument about speed, I'm certain this book will appeal to many young readers. Most youngsters are fascinated by how fast they can go and turn that fascination into an interest in which animal is fastest. In this story, the king of the beasts decides to hold a race to find out. Not surprisingly, Cheetah wins the spring. But just as the lion is ready to crown him victorious, the other animals suggest that the race wasn't really ...more
Rachel
Some good facts are given in the form of a story, but the story arch is week and end abruptly, but great for classrooms and fact-based learning. Thanks to Edlewiess for an advance look.
Lynn
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent for introducing the idea that many questions can or should be answered with, 'It depends..."
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