The Animal Book by Steve Jenkins


The Animal Book by Steve Jenkins

Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins' 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' colour-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. This is a bookshelf essential!


Building on years of experience in selecting animal facts and creating arresting illustrations, Jenkins surpasses his previous work with an amazing album characterized by clear organization, realistic images and carefully chosen examples. . . . This is a must-purchase for animal-loving families and most libraries. Kirkus, starred review This is a beautiful book that belongs in most collections; it will engage browsers for hours, and the many textual features make it an excellent choice for classroom curricula. Booklist, starred review With so much to look at, this attractive browsing book will fascinate children thirsty for animal facts. School Library Journal In showcasing the riches and peculiarities of the natural world, Jenkins offers plenty to seize (and satisfy) readers

. Publishers Weekly, starred review This will be an ideal holiday gift for kids who love animals or who love Steve Jenkins books and that amounts to a lot of kids. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Charts and graphs throughout are as intriguing as the animals themselves; an index of the featured animals is pretty much brilliant, including not just page numbers but size, habitat, and diet. The Horn Book Magazine, starred review

About the Author

STEVE JENKINS has illustrated over 20 books for children and young people celebrating the natural world and the creatures that live there. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Robin Page, and their three children. Besides writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and his wife run a graphic design studio.

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208 pages


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Publication date

5th November 2013



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