The Animal Book (Hardcover)
A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547557991, 208pp.
Publication Date: October 29, 2013
About the Author
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page.
Praise For The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth…
—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' curiosities."
—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