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Feb 06 2018

The amazing animal atlas by Dr Nick Crumpton and Gaia Bordicchia

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Flying Eye Books, 2017. ISBN 9781909263116
Little people love big books so this one that is 375mm tall will certainly appeal. Add to the size is the content which is also a favourite of little people and this new publication will be a welcome addition to the collection.
Beginning with a huge double page spread that shows the animal side of the tree of life in pictorial format which is followed by another double spread of their key habitats around the world, it then starts in the Arctic and makes its way through all the continents showing the iconic creatures of each region with some pages opening out to magnificent double double-page spreads! Information is in short paragraphs which will encourage further exploration in more detailed texts.
Having whet the appetite with the amazing variety of creatures that share the planet with us, there are four pages devoted to identifying why they are at risk and what we can do about it - very much a case of "Now that I know this, what can I do about it?"
Complete with a contents page, index, and references this is also a great resource for helping young readers use the cues to find the information they want - no one is too young to begin their information literacy.
A sound investment for either the library or the home collection.
Barbara Braxton

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