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The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--And Most Surprising--Animals on Earth

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Publisher Comments:

     Did you know that the blue whale weighs as much as 2,000 adult humans? Or that the eye of the colossal squid is as big as a basketball? With Steve Jenkins remarkable exploration of the natural world, readers learn all about the extraordinary animals who share our planet. Clear, concise writing paired with easy-to-read infographics and stunning illustrations makes understanding animal behavior accessible, tactile, and intriguing. Each well-organized section—predators; defense; senses; family; comparisons; evolution; and animal facts—brims with information, eye-popping artwork, and insight. The book also includes a special section on creating a book as Jenkins details his own creative process.      This almanac of animals is not only a wealth of fact and nonfiction, but a true 200 plus page span of visual delight. From young eager animal lovers to budding scientists to science teachers, this book is a must-have and the perfect animal book to gift.

Review:

"Jenkins compiles more than 300 animals, using a loosely encyclopedic format with sections covering topics like 'Animal Extremes,' 'Predators,' and 'Animal Senses.' Jenkins's always skillful use of cut- and torn-paper animal artwork appears throughout (several images comes from his earlier books), while factually detailed captions describe each subject, resulting in a vibrant juxtaposition of science and art. Fascinating creatures and characteristics abound: 'Most deep-sea creatures cannot see red light. But the spotlight loosejaw can detect it, and it is the bizarre fish's secret weapon.' A colossal squid's eye (shown actual size) fills an entire spread, and Jenkins closes out the book with sections on the history of life on earth, additional animal facts, and a discussion of how he goes about creating books. In showcasing the riches and peculiarities of the natural world, Jenkins offers plenty to seize (and satisfy) readers' curiosities. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins offers a visual feast in this rich treasury that explores the world around us and the extraordinary creatures that we share it with!

Synopsis:

Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkinss most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as “Animal Senses,” “Animal Extremes,” and “The Story of Life” burst with fascinating facts and infographics that will have trivia buffs breathlessly asking, “Do you know a termite queen can produce up to 30,000 eggs a day?” Jenkinss color-rich cut- and torn-paper artwork is as strikingly vivid as ever. Rounding out this bountiful browsers almanac of more than three hundred animals is a discussion of the artists bookmaking process, an animal index, a glossary, and a bibliography. A bookshelf essential!

About the Author

Steve Jenkins, illustrator of more than thirty childrens books, won a Caldecott Honor for What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? He lives in Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. Visit his website at www.stevejenkinsbooks.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547557991
Author:
Jenkins, Steve
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
from 6 up to 9

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Jenkins compiles more than 300 animals, using a loosely encyclopedic format with sections covering topics like 'Animal Extremes,' 'Predators,' and 'Animal Senses.' Jenkins's always skillful use of cut- and torn-paper animal artwork appears throughout (several images comes from his earlier books), while factually detailed captions describe each subject, resulting in a vibrant juxtaposition of science and art. Fascinating creatures and characteristics abound: 'Most deep-sea creatures cannot see red light. But the spotlight loosejaw can detect it, and it is the bizarre fish's secret weapon.' A colossal squid's eye (shown actual size) fills an entire spread, and Jenkins closes out the book with sections on the history of life on earth, additional animal facts, and a discussion of how he goes about creating books. In showcasing the riches and peculiarities of the natural world, Jenkins offers plenty to seize (and satisfy) readers' curiosities. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins offers a visual feast in this rich treasury that explores the world around us and the extraordinary creatures that we share it with!
"Synopsis" by ,
Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkinss most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as “Animal Senses,” “Animal Extremes,” and “The Story of Life” burst with fascinating facts and infographics that will have trivia buffs breathlessly asking, “Do you know a termite queen can produce up to 30,000 eggs a day?” Jenkinss color-rich cut- and torn-paper artwork is as strikingly vivid as ever. Rounding out this bountiful browsers almanac of more than three hundred animals is a discussion of the artists bookmaking process, an animal index, a glossary, and a bibliography. A bookshelf essential!
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