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Jul 28 2017

The Usborne Big book of animals by Hazel Maskell

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Ill. by Fabiano Fiorin. Usborne, 2017. ISBN 9781474928953
From the icy polar regions, the steaming tropics to the depths of the oceans, our planet is inhabited by some amazing creatures and many of them are gathered here to tempt the budding David Attenborough as they investigate the tallest, longest, fastest, heaviest and most dangerous animals in the world, complete with facts and measurements.
With easily accessible text, bite-sized facts, and fold-out pages which introduce a myriad of creatures, little ones cannot only learn about the creatures that share their environment but also that books can educate as well as entertain. They are for information as well as the imagination. And for those who want to know more, Usborne has a page of Quicklinks that offers safe, vetted links to information and activities.
The Usborne Big Book of Animals is just one in this series of early non fiction for young readers that help them find more about the world they live in and which would be quality additions to any school or home library.
Barbara Braxton

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