Skulls by Mike Artell Book Review

Skulls is a new nonfiction science book for children and it’s perfect for budding scientific minds. There are no cartoon characters frolicking about the page and no fairytale story line to follow. It’s a book filled with bubbles of facts and a bunch of creepy but undeniably fascinating skulls from the animal kingdom. Paperback | MJA Creative, LLC | April 28, 2015 | 68pp

Each page features a different critter with a full page presentation of its skull. Sounds a bit morbid? It really wasn’t. My son found the skulls completely fascinating and so did I. Together we read through each page and the tidbits of information that were offered on each animal. The facts were presented in small blurbs of text which is easier for kids to grasp and read in general. The facts were separated which aided my son’s concentration and intrigued him enough to keep flipping the page – and not just to see the skulls.

Rather than having a litany of facts presented in a monotonous way, the author cherry-picked some really fun tidbits of information about each animal. Your kid won’t be the only one learning.

I now know what a pig deer looks like – and its skull. I had never even known of its existence.

by Mike Artell


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Rebecca Skane is the editor-in-chief for the Portsmouth Review. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and resides in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and two children. She is the founder of The Portsmouth Book Club which boasts over 1,000 members. She also doubles as a professional escapist. Her genres are scifi and fantasy, both adult and young adult - but she often reads outside of her preferred genres. You can follow her on GoodReads. Aside from her love of good books, she is a professional website developer, content editor, and SEO expert. You can visit her web design and development site at

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