Life-Size Zoo (Hardcover)

From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, an Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia

By Teruyuki Komiya (Concept by), Toyofumi Fukuda (Photographer), Kristin Earhart (Editor)

Seven Footer Press, 9781934734209, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2009

List Price: 17.95*
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Summer 2009 Kids' List

“Imagine opening a book and coming face to face with a life-size panda head! Highlighting this book for animal lovers of all ages are breathtaking pictures of endangered -- and exotic -- animals, along with many familiar species. Each photo is accompanied by facts about habitat, habits, and other distinguishing traits.”
— Bev Denor, LaDeDa Books, Manitowoc, WI
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An elephant's trunk is so nimble, it can pick up a single blade of grass, and yet so strong, it can knock over a tree. Giraffes have eyelashes. Sloths hang from trees for days at a time without going to the bathroom. These are just some of the insights featured in Life-Size Zoo. Acclaimed wildlife photographer Toyofumi Fukuda visited Japan's premier zoos to capture remarkably vivid and detailed close-up photographs of 21 animals, from pandas and meerkats to giraffes, rhinos, and elephants (adult and baby). Each photograph is accompanied by a profile including body length, weight, and natural habitat, as well as fun facts about the animal.