An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

Ben Hoare, illus. by Daniel Long, Angela Rizza, and Daniela Terrazzini. DK, $19.99 (224p) ISBN 978-1-4654-7702-6
Gold foil–edged pages and a ribbon bookmark lend this anthology the feel of a keepsake volume. In lively prose, Hoare presents birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, insects, fish, and sea invertebrates from habitats worldwide. The passages describe the animals’ characteristics, along with intriguing details: “The ground pangolin plods along on its back legs because of its huge, powerful front claws.” Bright, close-up photographs are set against ornate pastel backgrounds, while the spreads also include affectionate, matte renderings of each subject. A luxe introduction to the animal kingdom. Ages 7–10. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 12/03/2018
Release date: 10/01/2018
Genre: Children's
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