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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 208 pages
33 Reviews
Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s 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?” Jenkins’s 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 artist’s bookmaking process, an animal index, a glossary, and a bibliography. A bookshelf essential!
  

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I love the paper collage illustrations in this book. - Goodreads
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Paper collage artwork is stunning. - Goodreads
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Review: The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth

User Review  - Susie - Goodreads

Books by Steve Jenkins are easily recognizable because of the distinct torn or cut paper collage artwork that graces the covers. When I noticed The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest ... Read full review

Review: The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Our whole family had so much fun with this being on a coffee table for a few weeks. Beautiful illustrations and fascinating animal facts; an art and science book combined. Read full review

Contents

2 FAMILY
22
3 ANIMAL SENSES
50
4 PREDATORS
68
5 DEFENSES
86
6 ANIMAL EXTREMES
110
7 THE STORY OF LIFE
150
Back Matter
176
Back Flap
209
Back Cover
210
Spine
211
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About the author (2013)

Steve Jenkins, illustrator of more than thirty children’s 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.

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