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ISBN13: 9780763671228
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The first in a visually stunning series, Information Graphics: Animal Kingdom shows just how interesting and humorous scientific information can be. Complex facts about the animal kingdom are reinterpreted as stylish information graphics that astonish, amuse, and inform, and tabbed chapters make information fast to find. Researched by the Guardians Datablog founder and illustrated by the award-winning designer Nicholas Blechman, this is a book of the highest pedigree.

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"Illustrator/designer Blechman's crisp, bold graphics are sure to grab eyeballs in this first book in a series that takes a visual approach to sharing information. Tabs help readers flip between eight chapters devoted to animal species, families, habitats, predators, and more; dogs get their own chapter, which includes a profile view of a canine skeleton, an icon-based guide to dogs' body language, and simplified portraits of a dozen breeds. While Blechman's illustrations are extremely eye-catching, many are just that — illustrations. Diagrams that show animals' comparative speeds, brain sizes, or number of teeth (represented by toothbrushes of increasing length) are clear as can be, but most of the stylish and stylized images still rely on Rogers's text to convey the nitty-gritty details of the animals' abilities, habits, and characteristics. That won't stop animal-loving readers from diving in, though. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Simon Rogers is the founding editor of the Guardians Datablog and has won numerous awards for his work, including a Royal Statistical Societys award of excellence in 2012.

Nicholas Blechman is an internationally recognized illustrator, designer, and art director. His award-winning illustrations have appeared in GQ, Travel + Leisure, Wired, and the New Yorker. He is currently the art director of the New York Times Book Review.

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Elizabeth Gelean, April 28, 2014 (view all comments by Elizabeth Gelean)
Information Graphics - Understand the facts in the blink of an eye.
This colorful, entertaining yet educational book comes in tabbed sections for ease of finding the information you want. Such sections as Species, Senses, Record Breakers, and so on. An encyclopedia of information on a small scale, but with a lot of what children might want to know. It may come as a surprise just how much can be covered in this book. With Information Graphics, and Nicholas Blechman's splendid contribution to format and illustration, the information is right before your eyes in graphic form, for instance the Hippo visible on the cover clearly shows that it has the largest mouth and the Pelican can just as obviously show that his mouth (beak) can 'hold more than his belly can'. The pages will hold up to wear and tear, made of stiff stock.

Not only will children learn about vertebrates and invertebrates, cold-blooded and warm-blooded, but such things as what animal can hold its breath the longest, what animal has the largest brain (no, it's not a human), how does a Hammerhead Shark see, what animal has the biggest mouth and which one has the longest tongue. Other sections can tell you how much water a camel can drink in what amount of time. Kids will love this book for both the graphics and the odd things they will learn. Recommended for children 6-9, I think some a bit younger and some a bit older myself because of the interesting facts. A great way to see the world of animals in a memorable way.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763671228
Author:
Blechman, Nicholas
Publisher:
Big Picture Press
Author:
Rogers, Simon
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
6.37 x 10.01 x 0.48 in 0.955 lb
Age Level:
from 6 up to 9

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Illustrator/designer Blechman's crisp, bold graphics are sure to grab eyeballs in this first book in a series that takes a visual approach to sharing information. Tabs help readers flip between eight chapters devoted to animal species, families, habitats, predators, and more; dogs get their own chapter, which includes a profile view of a canine skeleton, an icon-based guide to dogs' body language, and simplified portraits of a dozen breeds. While Blechman's illustrations are extremely eye-catching, many are just that — illustrations. Diagrams that show animals' comparative speeds, brain sizes, or number of teeth (represented by toothbrushes of increasing length) are clear as can be, but most of the stylish and stylized images still rely on Rogers's text to convey the nitty-gritty details of the animals' abilities, habits, and characteristics. That won't stop animal-loving readers from diving in, though. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Simon Rogers is the founding editor of the Guardians Datablog and has won numerous awards for his work, including a Royal Statistical Societys award of excellence in 2012.

Nicholas Blechman is an internationally recognized illustrator, designer, and art director. His award-winning illustrations have appeared in GQ, Travel + Leisure, Wired, and the New Yorker. He is currently the art director of the New York Times Book Review.

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