Think Like A Goat: The Wildly Smart Ways Animals Communicate, Cooperate and Innovate
– Lisa Deresti Betik and Alexander Mostov (ill.) –
Kids Can Press
Published 3 October 2023
Many people probably think that innovation and creativity is exclusively a human thing. They’d be wrong. Animals are highly innovative. Think Like A Goat invites readers to discover just how creative the animals around us are.
Beautifully illustrated, Think Like a Goat is an example of the fabulous non-fiction being released on the market these days. Marketed for readers aged 8 to 12, I’ll be including this book in my high school library. The writing is accessible and the information is interesting and detailed enough to engage older readers.
The book is divided into five chapters. First introducing animal intelligence, the first chapter explores evolution and how animals who have innovated have ensured their survival. Chapter two covers animal communication, how complex this can be and how they learn to communicate. Chapter three is about community and how animal work together to learn, achieve things and make life better for each other. Chapter four explores how animals solve problems. The animals who are best at solving problems might surprise you. Finally, chapter five explores complex animal emotions, often far more developed than humans realise. Think Like A Goat concludes with a glossary, source list great for further reading and index.
Think Like A Goat is perfect for my growing collection of books about innovation and creativity and I look forward to adding it to my school library collection.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Subjects: Science, animals, nature, communication, creativity, innovation, problem solving.
Published: 3 October 2023 by Kids Can Press
Format: Hardcover. 48 pages.