The Animal Book

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The Animal Book

A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--And Most Surprising--Animals on Earth

By Steve Jenkins

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547557991, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred pluspages 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 knowa 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

About the Author
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 "

Praise For The Animal Book

"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

The Animal Book


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