Unusual Creatures by Michael Hearst
  

Unusual Creatures

Written by Michael Hearst
Illustrated by Jelmer Noordeman

Synopsis

Unusual Creatures by Michael Hearst

With humour and flair, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life forms in this nonfiction book. Which animal can be found at the top of Mt Everest, 10,000feet under the sea, and in your back garden? Which animal poops cubes? Which animal can disguise itself as a giant crab? These fascinating facts and hundreds more await intrepid readers, amateur zoologists and anyone who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal.

Reviews

Not cute curios, but the seriously weird, which... make the animals that much more appealing. - Kirkus Reviews A really spectacularly inventive, weird, and beautiful book for kids of all ages. Get one for the kid nearest at hand, which might be yourself. - Rick Moody, author of Garden State and The Ice Storm Author Michael Hearst keeps the tone exciting and entertaining, often times breaking into a goofy poem, or throwing in a quirky true or false quiz. - Apartment Therapy Hugely entertaining and just as informative - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review Hearst's enthusiasm for his subject... comes through on every page. A terrific conversation starter. - Scientific American This invitingly designed volume featuring 50 eclectic creatures will inspire young readers with enthusiasm for the natural world. - Shelf Awareness for Readers, Starred Review Hearst's appreciation for the quirkiness of nature shines through, and is reinforced in a concluding note admonishing readers to be kind to the earth - The Horn Book Magazine

About the Author

Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and writer. Jelmer Nooreman, Arjen Noordeman and Christie Wright are designers and illustrators.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
108 pages

Author

Michael Hearst
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st August 2012

ISBN

9781452104676


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