Synopses & Reviews
Twenty-six letters; 26 animal friends! From Armadillo, with its long sticky tongue, to chimps that greet each other with kisses, to the slow-swimming manatee and plant-munching zebra, this delightful board book from the American Museum of Natural History introduces children to both the alphabet and some of the most interesting creatures displayed in the museum's galleries. Featuring extra-large letters, fun facts, and bright, eye-catching photos on every page, ABC Animals will enchant and teach preschoolers.and#160;
"In this addition to the American Museum of Natural History's series of oversize alphabet board books, 26 animals appear in photographs as they interact with large capital letters. A lime green tree frog uses the letter F as a launching pad, while a sloth dangles from the letter S. Short phrases describe characteristics of each animal: 'No two giraffes have the same pattern of spots. Each giraffe is unique,' and a jellyfish 'can be as small as your fingernail or as big as 100 feet long!' A lively and cheerful primer for readers just becoming familiar with both the alphabet and the animal kingdom. Ages 2 5. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"This sturdy, oversized offering presents large, brightly colored capital letters accompanied by a photograph of an animal whose name begins with each letter and a factoid about that animal . . . the animal images are visually striking . . . the one- to two-sentence facts provided about each animal are generally kid-friendly and interesting. Best for animal-obsessed preschoolers who . . . are ready to progress to nudibranches, quetzals and X-ray tetra fish. Oh my." —Kirkus Reviews
From egg-laying Aphids to the striped Zebra Longwing Butterfly, these colorful creatures will fascinate preschoolers. Developed together with experts at the American Museum of Natural History, ABC Insects introduces beetles, butterflies, flies, moths, and more, all straight from the famed museum's displays. With its extra-large letters, eye-catching photos, and fun facts on every page, this board book is a sure kid pleaser!
From Anemone to Zooplankton, this big, colorful board bookand#8212;developed with the American Museum of Natural Historyand#8212;will enchant and educate children! Filled with eye-catching photos of 26 sea animals, it features fun facts about each creature even as it teaches the ABCs. Kids will love meeting the great white shark, jellyfish, narwhal, octopus, vampire squid, and more!
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The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the largest and most respected museums in the world. Since the Museum was founded in 1869, its collections have grown to include more than 32 million specimens and artifacts relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its collections in the exhibit halls, and, behind the scenes, more than 200 scientists carry out cutting-edge research. It is also home to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, New York State's official memorial to its 33rd governor and the nation's 26th president, and a tribute to Roosevelt's enduring legacy of conservation. Approximatelyand#160;five million people from around the world visit the Museum each year. Plan a trip to the Museum, home of the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils, or visit online at amnh.org.