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• This is an original concept for a picture book. Pictures of real animals to scale, how cool is that?
• Perfect for a very young child who loves animals, because they can enjoy and ogle the giant pictures and the
cartoon illustrations along side each giant picture.
• But also perfect for an older animal-lover, because they will be interested in the life-size pictures and there are lots
of facts built into the sidebars of the pictures (also lots of facts are about pooping habits, which is always a sure
hit, hence the giggles rating I gave it:).
This is a really cool book with a really cool concept. My animal-loving five year old received this book as a gift, and we have been enamored with it since. Twenty animals were photographed at the various Japanese zoos, and put into this book in actual size! The larger animals photographs are on special fold out pages, to accommodate their largess. The photos are so close-up, there are things you see on each animal you would never be able to see at a zoo (for better and for worse!), because you would never get so close. It would also make a lovely follow-up to a zoo visit, or just enjoyed any day. Also, the book is chock full of interesting facts about each animal along side each picture. A really interesting and appealing way to do non-fiction for kids, young and not so young, as I am enjoying this book just as much as my 5 year old. This would make a terrific gift book with no gender limitations. Looking forward to the next volume, coming in May, 2010.
2009, 48 pages
Animals, Non-Fiction, Science