The Animal Book

The Animal Book

Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as “Animal Senses,” “Animal Extremes,” and “The Story of Life” burst with fascinating facts and infographics that will have trivia buffs breathlessly asking, “Do you know a termite queen can produce up to 30,000 eggs a day?” Jenkins’s color-rich cut- and torn-paper artwork is as strikingly vivid as ever. Rounding out this bountiful browsers’ almanac of more than three hundred animals is a discussion of the artist’s bookmaking process, an animal index, a glossary, and a bibliography. A bookshelf essential!

Title:The Animal Book
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780547557991
Format Type:

    The Animal Book Reviews

  • Linda

    There is much to admire in this recent book by Steve Jenkins, hundreds of interesting facts offered about animals, an encyclopedia of animals largest to smallest, those that hide well, and those that...

  • Michael

    I have been reading animal books that were clearly "designed" to appeal to kids. Big headlines, outrageous text, wild pictures. All of which would be insulting to that kid who REALLY knows his animals...

  • Haley Corkery

    This book was so much fun. Not only was it interesting, enlightening, and engaging, the illustrations were incredible too. A must-read for anyone who loves animals or just wants to learn more about th...

  • Dna

    I love Steve Jenkins' books sooooooo much! ...

  • Aiyana Martinez

    Now this book amazed by every single page I turned, Each page shows up 1 to even 7 animals all on one page. Some focus on the bones of a bullfrog others focus on cheetahs, bears, bugs and fish. The bo...

  • Barbara

    There are few things that make me happier than a new Steve Jenkins book filled with interesting facts about the natural world and his ever-intriguing trademark cut- or torn-paper collages. I thought I...

  • Katherine Austin

    1) Book summary, in your own words (3 pts)-This informational book provides children of all ages on interesting facts and information on many, many different animals. Children, even those that cannot ...

  • aarifa

    This was an exciting book about animals! And I had a great experience of a tigers face close up, a Goliath spider as a real view ( that was a gigantic spider), and other animals. And this answered som...

  • Donalyn

    A tour-de-force for Jenkins and a must-own for animal lovers. This is the sort of book 10-year old Donalyn would have read over and over. Beautifully-illustrated with Jenkins' signature cut paper art,...

  • Jennifer

    Wow! What a great animal book! I have always loved animal books, especially those with great pictures. And this one is amazing. The things Jenkins can do with paper are truly astounding. And I learned...