Dictionary of Extraordinary Animals A-Z

Author(s): Leslie Jonath

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What makes an ordinary animal extraordinary? This animal dictionary will help kids discover exactly what that is. From A to Z, authors Leslie Jonath and Lisa McGuinness single out common animals and highlight specific qualities that make them unique. Each fact-filled entry is ideal for newly independent readers. Entries include a physical description of the animal as well as information about the animals' environment, eating habits, prey, and more. "The Dictionary of Ordinary Extraordinary Animals" sends a message parents and children will find inspiring--a seemingly average animal having incredible characteristics that make it special. Children who feel ordinary themselves will swell with pride when they learn fascinating facts they can share with their friends!

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"Publisher's Weekly" "(this) informative guidebook combines casual descriptions of the animals with grainy illustrations reminiscent of vintage flashcards...Congdon's paintings are characterized by naturalistic details and touches of surprising whimsy--an owl's feathers are embellished in gold, purples, and reds--communicating a palpable sense of wonder in the bountiful diversity of animals.""Globe and Mail" (Toronto) "this big, handsome book with its attractive layout and a rich colour palette really does deliver the goods. From Aardvark to Zigzag Salamander, from Krill to Quahog, each and all are a feast for the eye and a sop to the curious of mind"

General Fields

  • : 9780762440634
  • : Running Press
  • : Running Press
  • : October 2011
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leslie Jonath
  • : Hardback
  • : 590.3
  • : 112
  • : illustrations