Life-Size Animals: An Illustrated Safari

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Youngsters are crazy for animal books, and this big (15.25 X 11.5 inches), beautiful book is sure to capture the interest of anyone who gets their hands on it. The gorgeous illustrations, in many cases, are life-size. But it isn’t just pictures of animals, it is illustrations of different animal parts. One spread compares the long, long tongues of seven different animals while other spreads compare claws, strange teeth, the size of eggs, unusual tails, different kinds of bats, giant insects and moths, frogs and toads, big and small spiders, sizes of eyes, and more. Each illustration has a short text block with excellent information about the illustration. The only caveat is some of the measurements don’t indicate just how they are made — i.e., what are the starting and ending points and direction of the measurement, and some measurements are off. Readers will find this confusing, especially when in comparative illustrations. This is particularly glaring on the eggs spread. Readers who measure the illustrations will find many are incorrect. That said, this is a book that will get young readers involved and learning and will be read over and over.

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Author Rita Mabel Schiavo
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date 2020-Nov-03
ISBN 9781419744600 Buy this Book
Issue February 2021
Category Children's


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