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Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, an Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia

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The pictures in Life-Size Zoo show what zoo animals would look like if they were standing right in front of you! What is smaller than expected? Or bigger? Notes on the side help you notice things in the picture that you may not have been looking for, and fun factoids reveal surprising information. (Did you know that sloths give birth upside-down? I didn't!)
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"The claim to fame for this oversize collection of animal portraits is that each animal is shown at 'actual size.' The striking photographs, taken at Japanese zoos, provide a rare opportunity to see animal faces up close (for bigger animals, like the elephant, the pages fold out) from the tiger's pink tongue to an armadillo and hedgehog, shown in profile, as well as rolled up tight. Animal facts are provided in side panels that feature stick figures who engage readers ('Can you see that this zebra has... long hairs underneath her eyes?') and cute cartoon versions of each creature. The stellar photographs, playful format and informative content create a highly appealing package. Ages 3 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

An elephant's trunk is so nimble, it can pick up a single blade of grass, and yet so strong, it can knock over a tree. Giraffes have eyelashes. Sloths hang from trees for days at a time without going to the bathroom. These are just some of the insights featured in Life-Size Zoo. Acclaimed wildlife photographer Toyofumi Fukuda visited Japan's premier zoos to capture remarkably vivid and detailed close-up photographs of 21 animals, from pandas and meerkats to giraffes, rhinos, and elephants (adult and baby). Each photograph is accompanied by a profile including body length, weight, and natural habitat, as well as fun facts about the animal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934734209
Author:
Earhart, Kristin
Publisher:
Seven Footer Press
Photographer:
Fukuda, Toyofumi
Author:
Fukuda, Toyofumi
Author:
Komiya, Teruyuki
Subject:
Animals - Zoos
Subject:
Zoo animals
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Zoo and Circus
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos and illustrations throughou
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
14.63 x 10.5 in 28 oz
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 48 pages Seven Footer Press - English 9781934734209 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The pictures in Life-Size Zoo show what zoo animals would look like if they were standing right in front of you! What is smaller than expected? Or bigger? Notes on the side help you notice things in the picture that you may not have been looking for, and fun factoids reveal surprising information. (Did you know that sloths give birth upside-down? I didn't!)

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The claim to fame for this oversize collection of animal portraits is that each animal is shown at 'actual size.' The striking photographs, taken at Japanese zoos, provide a rare opportunity to see animal faces up close (for bigger animals, like the elephant, the pages fold out) from the tiger's pink tongue to an armadillo and hedgehog, shown in profile, as well as rolled up tight. Animal facts are provided in side panels that feature stick figures who engage readers ('Can you see that this zebra has... long hairs underneath her eyes?') and cute cartoon versions of each creature. The stellar photographs, playful format and informative content create a highly appealing package. Ages 3 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
An elephant's trunk is so nimble, it can pick up a single blade of grass, and yet so strong, it can knock over a tree. Giraffes have eyelashes. Sloths hang from trees for days at a time without going to the bathroom. These are just some of the insights featured in Life-Size Zoo. Acclaimed wildlife photographer Toyofumi Fukuda visited Japan's premier zoos to capture remarkably vivid and detailed close-up photographs of 21 animals, from pandas and meerkats to giraffes, rhinos, and elephants (adult and baby). Each photograph is accompanied by a profile including body length, weight, and natural habitat, as well as fun facts about the animal.
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