The Magnificent Book Of Animals by Tom JacksonThe Magnificent Book Of Animals by Tom Jackson

The Magnificent Book Of Animals

byTom JacksonIllustratorVal Walerczuk

Paperback | May 1, 2017

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The Magnificent Book of Animals showcases fascinating mammals from around the world with colorful, oversized illustrations and captivating facts.

Wild and wonderful mammals are everywhere--in the mountains, across the savanna, on the frozen tundra, and high in the trees. The Magnificent Book of Animals features oversized pages with detailed full-color illustrations of 36 of the world's most majestic mammals, including giant pandas, African elephants, polar bears, and ring-tailed lemurs. Concise facts highlight each animal's unique behaviors and abilities, and fact boxes allow the reader to compare each animal's size, habitat, life span, and diet. Rich, authentic illustrations will capture the reader's interest in the magnificent animals that live all across the world.
Tom Jackson has been a writer for 20 years. He has written more than 100 books and contributed to many more, covering everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. His specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working in zoos and as a conservationis...
Title:The Magnificent Book Of AnimalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 14.8 × 10.8 × 0.5 inPublished:May 1, 2017Publisher:Silver Dolphin BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626867429

ISBN - 13:9781626867420


Editorial Reviews

"From the enormous African elephant to the bitsy bush baby (which, at eight inches tall, is about half the size of this large-format book), this entry in the Magnificent Books series introduces readers to 36 of the world’s mammals. After an overview of mammals’ common characteristics, pages unfold in a series of dazzling double-page spreads. Ranging from downright endearing (baby grizzlies hum while drinking their mother’s milk) to irresistibly bizarre (startled dromedaries "may spit . . . stomach juices" at a threat), Jackson’s bulleted text offers a compelling, if quick, glimpse into showcased mammals’ habits and histories. Accented by Walerczuk’s impressively lifelike illustrations, inset “fact files” (boxed summaries of each animal’s habitat, length, weight, life span, and diet, complete with to-scale diagrams), and concluding world map, this is an introductory volume as entertaining as it is eye-catching." — Briana Shemroske, Booklist (Advanced Review/Uncorrected Proof)