Actual Size by Steve JenkinsActual Size by Steve Jenkins

Actual Size

bySteve Jenkins

Paperback | March 7, 2011

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How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world's largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that's bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures don't tell the whole story. Sometimes you need to see things for yourself-at their actual size.
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and i...
Title:Actual SizeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 12 × 10 × 0.14 inPublished:March 7, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547512910

ISBN - 13:9780547512914


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steve Jenkins, picture book hero I love to use Steve Jenkins books in the classroom. In particular, this one is a great one to spark discussion about relative size and measurement.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book for getting your class interested in measurement! The life-sized illustrations in this book surprise and astonish young children. My class engaged in so much discussion about the size of animals in this book that they haven't stopped talking about it or looking at in the week since I read it. It inspired many measurement activities!
Date published: 2017-01-17

Editorial Reviews

Jenkins' imaginative paper collages work their usual magic in transcending their medium to capture the spirit and detail of their subjects. The real triumph here, however, is the compositions? the book makes brilliantly creative use of its tight focus, resulting in startling closeups." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred"Jenkins' artwork is gorgeous (a gatefold of a frog in midleap is particularly memorable)? An unusual, unusually effective tool for connecting children to nature's astonishing variety." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review"A thoroughly engaging read-aloud and a must-have for any collection." School Library Journal"