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The Animal Book

A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--animals on Earth
Jenkins, Steve (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Shares facts on over three hundred animals and offers a brief overview of the history of life on Earth. Dance with a blue-footed booby, or stare down an eyelash viper. But mind your step-- in the animal world, the name of the game is survival.
Authors: Jenkins, Steve, 1952-
Title: The animal book
a collection of the fastest, fiercest, toughest, cleverest, shyest--and most surprising--animals on earth
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2013]
Characteristics: 208 pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Animals!
Family
Animal senses
Predators
Defenses
Animal extremes
The story of life
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Summary: Shares facts on over three hundred animals and offers a brief overview of the history of life on Earth. Dance with a blue-footed booby, or stare down an eyelash viper. But mind your step-- in the animal world, the name of the game is survival.
Awards & Distinctions: ["<br>National Science Teachers Association 2014 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Grades K-12.", "<br>2014 ALA Notable Children's Books List."]
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ISBN: 054755799X
9780547557991
Statement of Responsibility: Steve Jenkins
Copyright Date: ♭2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-207).
Subject Headings: Animals. Animals Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Animals.
Animals
LCCN: 2013444528
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Feb 19, 2014
  • SCL_EarlyYears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic fact-filled animal book for kids featuring the outstanding collage artwork of Steve Jenkins.

Jan 17, 2014
  • JCLTriciaS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is full of beautiful collage art telling the facts about a wide variety of animals. This would appeal to anyone 5 yrs old and beyond. A great book to share with a child, could be used as a homework resource, detailed enough to keep you busy on a car trip and not so long that you can never finish the book. Mr. Jenkins does a great job of showing the differences between types of animals, insects and fish. He also highlights their secret weapons, skills and strenghts that might not be understood at first glance. He makes the ugly seem fascinting. This would make a wonderful present for a child, teacher or grandparent.

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