cover image Just One Bite

Just One Bite

Lola Schaefer, illus. by Geoff Waring, Chronicle, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8118-6473-2

An expert blend of art and science, this large-format picture book offers expressive life-size illustrations of 11 animals—and their meals. For a worm, that means a speck of dirt; for a Komodo dragon that is dripping saliva, it's a snake, which it gulps down after a page turn ("What a tasty treat!"). A giraffe's snout barely fits on a spread, and when a sperm whale chomps down on a giant squid (in a four-page spread), all readers see are a few teeth, some squirming orange tentacles, and the squid's enormous eye. Yum! Ages 4–8. (Oct.)