Odd Couples

Maria Birmingham

Raz Latif

A fun and engaging guessing game that demonstrates how even the most unusual animal pairs can be two of a kind

Hummingbirds and giraffes, sharks and snails, meerkats and bees … at first glance, these pairings may seem as different as can be. But guess what? Hummingbirds and giraffes are both hummers, sharks and snails both have thousands of sharp teeth, and meerkats and bees are both huggers.

Featuring eight unexpected animal pairings, this informative and entertaining book gives readers an implicit lesson in empathy, highlighting that we are all more alike than we think.

Written in an interactive question-and-answer format perfect for reading out loud, Odd Couples is full of nonfiction fun with lots of visual humor and appeal.

Maria Birmingham, Raz Latif
Regular price $21.95 CAD
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SKU: OB400023n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771475280

"A mind-expanding gallery of seemingly different wild creatures that share similar features or behaviors ... Will definitely leave an impression on budding naturalists."

- Kirkus Reviews

"A simple introduction to the animal world."

- Canadian Review of Materials

"Kids are being entertained, educated, and having their minds open to the possibilities of finding common ground, despite appearances."

- Youth Services Book Review

IODE Jean Throop Book Award, 2023

Saskatchewan Shining Willow Award Finalist, 2024

Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Book Award - Youth Category, 2023

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Publication date

September 15, 2023

Number of pages



Understanding Informational Text

Interest age

From 6 to 9