A beautiful gift, this is a children's animal encyclopedia with a twist. Alongside interesting facts are the stories and myths behind children's favourite animals as well as incredible pictures and stunning illustrations. Containing more than 100 species, this beautiful modern bestiary will take children through the animal kingdom from the huge whale to the tiny spider.
Discover how the koala got its name or which animal the Ancient Egyptians thought rolled the Sun across the sky. Each page features fun animal facts and detailed close-up photographs for children to pore over, including firm favourites such as dolphins, tigers and butterflies as well more unusual animals such as walrus, lemur and peacock.
A perfect gift for children who can't get enough of animals, wildlife and nature, An Anthology of Intriguing Animals covers animals big and small and feathered and furred and will be a treasured favourite book.
Ben Hoare has contributed to many DK titles, including Wildlife of the World and Nature Explorers: Birds.
1: Baleen whale 2: Orca 3: Elephant 4: Crocodile 5: Shark 6: Giraffe 7: Rhinoceros 8: Hippopotamus 9: Jellyfish 10: Cobra 11: Tiger 12: Dolphin 13: Lion 14: Walrus 15: Peafowl 16: Camel 17: Moose 18: Swordfish 19: Polar bear 20: Ostrich 21: Puma 22: Zebra 23: Kangaroo 24: Snow leopard 25: Boa 26: Cheetah 27: Anteater 28: Skunk 29: Salmon 30: Parrot 31: Quokka 32: Squirrel monkey 33: Viscacha 34: Parrotfish 35: Koala 36: Owl 37: Sloth 38: Fox 39: Hare 40: Kiwi 41: Platypus 42: Chameleon 43: Gila monster 44: Meerkat 45: Piranha 46: Toucan 47: Tortoise 48: Caecilian 49: Flying fish 50: Gecko 51: Seadragon 52: Puffin 53: Viperfish 54: Hedgehog 55: Reindeer 56: Stingray 57: African wild dog 58: Giant panda 59: Wolf 60: Gorilla 61: Milk snake 62: Seal 63: Sheep 64: Otter 65: Marine iguana 66: Orangutan 67: Wolverine 68: Flamingo 69: Octopus 70: Red panda 71: Beaver 72: Sea turtle 73: Pheasant 74: Penguin 75: Porcupine 76: Mandrill 77: Pangolin 78: Lemur 79: Vulture 80: Raccoon 81: Bat 82: Starfish 83: Axolotl 84: Slow loris 85: Toad 86: Moth 87: Mole 88: Hummingbird 89: Scorpion 90: Mantis shrimp 91: Butterfly 92: Kingfisher 93: Sea slug 94: Clownfish 95: Dragonfly 96: Frog 97: Grasshopper 98: Praying mantis 99: Crab 100: Beetle 101: Ant 102: Bug 103: Wasp 104: Spider 105: Tree of life 106: Glossary 107: Visual guide 108: Acknowledgements
A wonderful book for children Western Morning News The gold-foiled cover gives it an added magical touch as a gift for a little one The Week Junior Perfect to dip into and to make you marvel at the wonderful world of animals Parents in Touch A substantial reference book from the popular DK range which would make an ideal Christmas gift. Creative Steps The pick of the Christmas bunch ... stunning ...illustrated with wonderful quirkiness. Sunday Business Post This book is a celebration of animals around the world Juno Gilded edges, gold foil details and photo-led spreads make it a delight for children of all ages to flick through and, as with all DK educational books, it's packed full of fascinating facts. Big Issue North "An Anthology of Intriguing Animals looks like a superstar. It looks deluxe...best kind of heritage publishing - it's celebratory, but not designed to languish on a shelf." - Imogen Russel Williams Down the Rabbit Hole Radio Show A huge green-and-gold animal extravaganza, Ben Hoare's An Anthology of Intriguing Animals integrates wildlife photography with exquisite illustrations [...] Its lively text strikes a perfect balance between the scatological (rhinos leave each other messages in their poo) and the fascinating (hippos secrete a thick pink sweat that acts as sunscreen). The Guardian
A huge green-and-gold animal extravaganza, Ben Hoare's An Anthology of Intriguing Animals integrates wildlife photography with exquisite illustrations [...] Its lively text strikes a perfect balance between the scatological (rhinos leave each other messages in their poo) and the fascinating (hippos secrete a thick pink sweat that acts as sunscreen).
A gorgeously illustrated treasury of children's favourite animals.
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