Article Title

Animal Journeys


Haley Singleton


Excellent, Primary, animals, journey, informational, nonfiction, picture book

Document Type

Book Review


Animal Journeys details the journeys of many different animals, with some traveling huge expanses of land and others hardly moving more than a few feet throughout their lifetime. Patricia Hegarty starts by showing all of the long distance migrating animals traveling up to 57,000 miles. From Arctic terns to ruby-throated hummingbirds, each animal has a unique journey. Hegarty then explores several marine animals that migrate, including reindeer, hippopotamuses, and humpback whales. Migrating animals who live in extreme temperatures come next in the book, including the fennec fox and the dung beetle, and then the book ends by sharing the interesting behaviors of some animals as they journey.