As Large As Life: The Scale of Creatures Great and Small, Short and Tall

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If there is anything kids can’t get too much of, it is books about animals. The title might lead one to believe this is a book about the sizes of animals, but it is really much more than that. Many animals are featured alongside information on their size, comparing them to humans and common objects that will give kids a good idea of size. For instance, readers learn that baby earthworms “hatch out of cocoons that are about the size of a grain of rice.”

Every creature mentioned has a text block with fun and interesting information about where they live or what they eat or how dangerous they are. The animals are arranged according to where they live (e.g., Himalayas or Under the Sea) or what group they are part of (e.g., Lounging Lizards or Creepy Crawlies). The illustrations are colorful and inviting but not as super detailed as a textbook might be. The writing has a conversational tone and will keep youngsters engaged.

This oversized (11 X 13 inches) book is not for tiny tots but will keep first through fourth graders happily engaged for hours and encourage them to do further research and reading.

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Author Jonny Marx
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 64 pages
Publisher 360 Degrees
Publish Date 19-Oct-2021
ISBN 9781944530341 Buy this Book
Issue November 2021
Category Children's