This 36 page book contains facts about animals which are presented as an Olympic event called World Animal Games (that's WAG for short). The story is quite witty and contains many puns.
A walrus and a cockatoo provide insightful commentary as we witness sporting events performed by animals and even humans. The format is as follows: first an event is described, such as a high jump. Second, we are given a description of the contenders, such as a puma and a flea. Third, the event actually takes place (we watch them jump) Fourth, the winner is announced along with facts as to why that animal was victorious. For example, fleas would win a high jump because they have a rubber pad a move their legs which stores energy to make them proficient jumpers. Fifth, the human then competes just to see how they would measure up to the animals in that sporting event. Spoiler Alert…The humans never win!
*Mrs. Hoffman and son were provided with a free copy from netgalley.com.