What On Earth Books, 2022
64pp., hbk., RRP $A34.99
Record breaking tongues, playful dolphins, sleepy koalas – animals come in all sorts of weird and wonderful shapes and sizes… Discover over 100 of the world’s most remarkable creatures in this illustrated tour of Earth’s wildlife.
Animals come in all sorts of weird and wonderful shapes and sizes. From the record breaking tongue of a chameleon to the dashing dance of the peacock spider, it includes the most amazing examples from air, land and sea. Beginning with an introduction to the animal kingdom itself, and the different environments they live in, the book is divided into sections that group the animals according to their habitats and habits, providing a snapshot of information about each that whets the appetite to know more. A central gatefold offers a world map which reveals the locations of all the animals included in the book.
A great beginning text for newly independent readers, this offers a gateway to learning more about those with whom we share the planet encouraging them to investigate those that capture their interest further by providing a list of the sources of information used, as well as a glossary and index to help with navigation.