cover image An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

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. [em](Oct.) [/em]