Tap into your students' love of animals by giving them the opportunity to create their own informational book about an animal. Students will scrounge through nonfiction, informational animal books to find information about their favorite animal. They will then put it in their own words and use the book template to create their own professional looking nonfiction book. Students will love drawing pictures, writing captions and finding out interesting facts about animals they love. Simply print the pages back to back, stack them, and staple them together down the middle to create a book students will love to share with friends and family. While students are working on this project they will learn about various text features of a book and they will even have an introduction to writing bibliographies by listing the names of the books they used at the end of their book. This is a fun project that combines science, writing, and language arts.