Actual Size

Actual Size Cover

Actual Size

By Steve Jenkins

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780618375943, 34pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2004

Description
How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world's largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that's bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures don t tell the whole story. Sometimes you need to see things for yourself at their actual size.


Praise For Actual Size

"Jenkins' imaginative paper collages work their usual magic in transcending their medium to capture the spirit and detail of their subjects. The real triumph here, however, is the compositions...the book makes brilliantly creative use of its tight focus, resulting in startling closeups." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred

"Jenkins' artwork is gorgeous (a gatefold of a frog in midleap is particularly memorable)... An unusual, unusually effective tool for connecting children to nature's astonishing variety." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"A thoroughly engaging read-aloud and a must-have for any collection." School Library Journal