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As Large As Life

The Scale of Creatures Great and Small, Short and Tall

Jonny Marx, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)


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With 26 habitats to explore and more than 250 animals from the amoeba to the whale, this beautifully illustrated book puts into context the size of all creatures, great and small.

From the tiny amoeba to the mighty blue whale, this beautifully illustrated book marvels at the sheer size of some of the world's most fascinating creatures. Did you know that a sword-billed hummingbird has a beak longer than its body? A giant anteater's tongue can extend two feet into a termite mound in pursuit of food? Or that a lion's
mane sea jelly can grow tentacles as long as three buses? See how the world's animals measure up and compare them all at once using the large pull-out chart at the back of the book. With 26 habitats to explore, featuring more than 250 animals.

Praise For As Large As Life: The Scale of Creatures Great and Small, Short and Tall

A menagerie of wild animals from diverse locales and habitats, drawn to scale within each spread…Browsers will come away with plenty of rousing facts to share plus a better sense of the relative sizes of many animals. (Informational picture book. 6-9)—Kirkus Reviews

As Large As Life is beautifully illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat and captures the scale of different animals in nature as it explores 26 habitats that hold over 250 animals. A fold-out chart in back of the book allows for cross-comparisons of sizes, while each region of the world (the Himalayas, the Antarctic, and Africa, among others) receives a colorful inspection of the variety of creatures that life there. Suitable for eye-catching display, As Large As Life’s gorgeous drawings allow kids to absorb animal facts and interconnected ecological information while attracting leisure readers.—Midwest Book Review

360 Degrees, 9781944530341, 64pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2021

About the Author

Jonny Marx lives in London, where he works as a children's book editor and author. From a collection of mythical creatures and a chronology of prehistoric creatures, to books about crime capers, lost unicorns, incredible human beings and humankind, Jonny has worked on more than 60 titles (and counting!).

Sandhya Prabhat is an Independent Animator and Illustrator based in the Bay Area of California and is from Chennai, India. She holds an MFA Degree in Animation and Digital Arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, and a Bachelor's Degree in Literature from Stella Maris College.