Book review of Do Tigers drink blood? And 13 other mysteries of nature
Book Written by Arefa Tehsin & Raza H. Tehsin
Reviewed by Yawar Khan
The book addresses different mysteries related to wild life, which we often hear from child hood days. The content is written in a simple and interesting format for kids. But even an adult can easily get hooked up to the book. Being a wild life lover, I always used to wonder from where the phrase “Crocodile Tears” originated. Fortunately, this book solved the mystery. Not only this, there are many other mysteries, which are answered in the book. The summer vacations are on, today’s kids are hooked to video games and television sets, books like these should be given to kids, so that their interest increases in wild life. The narrative is in story form and sprinkled with humour. This style of writing not only breaks the monotony but makes it for light reading. What I definitely liked about the book is, that whenever it picks up any topic related to a particular animal, the author explains all about that animal, its habitat, its habit and how is it endangered? In a way, it also shows, the carelessness of human beings towards animal species and thanks to us, many species are extinct or closer to extinction.
Few of the other concepts, which are tried to explain in this book, are: Is the rhino’s horn fake? Why a butcher bird is named so? Why do fireflies glow? Why does the sloth bear hug? (Oh yes, this further solves the mystery behind bear hug phrase).Who has the most unusual nest of all? And the list goes on.
It is for all age kids, but kinds in age group of 5-12 years, will definitely enjoy reading it. This book will not only increase their knowledge but will also help in generating interest in wild life. Since Arefa Tehsin father is a well-known naturalist, they have a series of book written on the wild life.
Why will I recommend this book?
- Easy language along with interesting narrative.
- Good learning for the children.
- If you are a wild life lover, this book is a good read for you, it will clear many of the myths surrounding wildlife.
- Difficult concepts explained in easy language.
Book is available on Amazon for purchase –