Just the Right Size (Paperback)

Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little (Animal Science)

By Nicola Davies, Neal Layton (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763653002, 64pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2011

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

"Nicola Davies is the best thing to happen to biology classes since the invention of the filmstrip." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Did you ever wonder why there are no high-flying superheroes in real life? Find out what keeps big animals (like us) from performing amazing feats of strength and agility, yet why being tiny and powerful might have a downside. What if you could lift fifty times your weight (hello, ant), but getting wet could kill you? Or you could soar like a bird, but a cold breeze would do you in? From an award-winning duo, an intriguing look at what it means to be just the right size. Back matter includes an index and a glossary.


About the Author

Nicola Davies has written many award-winning books for children, including POOP, EXTREME ANIMALS, and WHAT'S EATING YOU?, as well as BIG BLUE WHALE, ONE TINY TURTLE, SURPRISING SHARKS, and BAT LOVES THE NIGHT. She lives in Somerset, England.

Neal Layton is the illustrator of POOP, EXTERME ANIMALS, and WHAT'S EATING YOU? He lives in Portsmouth, England.


Praise For Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little (Animal Science)

Layton’s…crystal-clear diagrams, diverting strip panels, and spirited spot art all interpret biology in their own deliciously weird way. Davies is the best thing to happen to biology since the invention of the filmstrip, and kids who thought they’d never care about a science precept will be delighted to acquire killjoy information to spout during sci-fi horror movies.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)