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ISBN13: 9780618375943
ISBN10: 0618375945
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Just how big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the worlds largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that is bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures dont tell the whole story. In this visually stunning book, seeing is believing as Steve Jenkins illustrates animals both large and small at ACTUAL SIZE.


In this visually stunning book, seeing is believing as Jenkins illustrates animals both large and small at their actual size.

About the Author

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated nearly twenty picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eyepopping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. To learn more about Steve and his books, visit www.stevejenkinsbooks.com.

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macwell, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by macwell)
This is an amazing book to inspire children's curiosity...I taught a class of 1st and 2nd graders, many considered "at-risk", in a special summer school enrichment program to enhance reading and math skills. I used the rainforest as our theme, and each child chose an animal to research. One day I shared Actual Size, and immediately children were ASKING to learn about the size of their chosen rainforest animal. They searched through books and the internet for information. In the classroom, we walked off the 36 feet of the longest-recorded anaconda, measured the length of the jaguar's tail, the wingspan of the Blue Morpho butterfly...children asked to cut out "actual size" examples for their display boards, found other objects that were the actual size of whatever they had measured for their animal, and compared thier animal sizes with one another. "Mine's bigger, twice as big!" (And they didn't even know they were doing math or improving their reading!)
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Product Details

Jenkins, Steve
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Animals - General
Nature - General
Children's 9-12 - Nature / Guide Books
Body size
Science & Nature - General
Concepts - Size & Shape
Childrens Science
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
May 2004
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Full-color illustrations
12.0 x 10.0 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:

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