An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

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Discover the incredible stories and myths behind your favorite animals--whether it's how the koala got its name, or which animal the Ancient Egyptians thought rolled the sun across the sky. Children will pore over the spectacular photographs, including detailed close-ups, and learn fun facts at the same time. Containing more than 100 species, this beautiful modern bestiary lets you find the animals that interest you, and possibly uncover a new favorite along the way. With easy-to-read text and large images, this compendium of creatures invites young readers to explore the animal kingdom and get to know each animal individually--from big to small, feathered to furred. -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley Limited, ©2018
ISBN: 9781465477026
Characteristics: 224 pages :,colour illustrations ;,28 cm.

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beaholmes
May 17, 2019

WHAT AN EXTRAORDIANRY BOOK!!! Fabulous photos with your choice of a little text box or a fair amount of info. A great title for the Grade 4 + child in your house to peruse.

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CL_kcls
Mar 06, 2019

Everything about An Anthology of Intriguing Animals is beautifully done, from the intriguing cover to the illustrations to the unbelievable actual pictures placed on perfect backgrounds, even the inside cover paper. Many of the animals in the pictures are looking at you straight on which makes them even more mesmerizing. The look of An Anthology of Intriguing Animals is quite reminiscent of old encyclopedia's with its ribbon bookmark, gold edging, heavy card stock paper and covers each textured with a different tapestry of animals to find.

Each little animal description is interesting, fun, easy for even a young one to understand and often with a fascinating bit of legend about the animal. There is a bit of social justice activism opinion in some of the animal blurbs which I found unnecessary but, while annoying, it doesn't take away from the beauty of a book that should be on every child's shelf.

Full disclosure: I skipped the snakes.

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