Super Animals: The Largest by Olliver Reina and Claes Karel is an illustrated nonfiction kid’s book about some of the biggest animals on earth.

My 5yo and I picked this one out because, of course, who doesn’t want to read about the largest animals! The illustrations were lovely, and each page, though filled with information, was pleasant to the eye. It had quite a bit of statistical information that my 5yo doesn’t comprehend yet (how long things are, how tall, how much they weigh etc), but I liked how the book still showed a graphical depiction of the animal’s size, where it lives, what it eats, and what eats it. (The stuff my 5yo really cares about.) It had some facts that were new to me and also included the komodo dragon and the colossal squid, two animals I feel we don’t usually see in these kinds of nonfiction kids books. Of the six NetGalley picture books we picked out today, this ranked #2/6 for me, and I would recommend to anyone with little kids wanting to learn about really big animals in our world!

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Overall, my 5yo said he liked it, and his favorite part was the colossal squid. Of the six NetGalley picture books we read today, this also ranked #2/6 for him. (I think this was the only ranking we agreed on. 😂) Thanks so much to NetGalley and the publisher for the free ARC! 

Five-year-old rating:


A thumbs up and a half from the two of us.

Thanks for reading!