A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals
Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452104676, 112pp.
Publication Date: September 26, 2012
Jelmer Noordeman is an illustrator living in Rotterdam.
"This invitingly designed volume featuring 50 eclectic creatures will inspire young readers with enthusiasm for the natural world." - Shelf Awareness for Readers, Starred Review
"We are enthralled by the information and sheer artistry in bookmaking of this compendium of odd living things from around the globe" - Lisa Von Drasek, Early Word, Best Books to Give To Kids You Don't Know Very Well
" A cool compendium of fascinating animals" - Boston Globe/ Best Children's Books of the Year
"This handsome volume is a fun-for-all informative compendium." - School Library Journal
"Not cute curios, but the seriously weird, which... make the animals that much more appealing." - Kirkus Reviews
"May well inspire a new generation of budding scientists" - Shelf Awareness for Readers/Best Books of The Year
"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
"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
"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
"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
"A quirky toast to the fascinating, impressively well-adapted freaks among us." - Discover Magazine