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Caldecott medal winner Steve Jenkins explores the world’s largest, slowest, and longest-lived creatures in this informational picture book that proves science can be a whole lot of fun. What is the biggest land animal? What animal runs the fastest? Can elephants really eat more than 300 pounds of grass each day? Dive into this fascinating book that introduces fourteen members of the animal kingdom who hold “world records” for their astonishing traits. Young readers will find easy to understand comparisons, helpful charts, and a guide to where these amazing animals can be found in the wild. Made with his award-winning cut-page collage illustrations, Steve Jenkins brings the fascinating facts about our natural world alive in this educational and entertaining book.
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About the Author
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 informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page. www.stevejenkinsbooks.com
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"Here's proof that power isn't merely about size and that science can be a lot of fun." Booklist, ALA
"Here's proof that power isn't just about size and that science can be a lot of fun." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review