“The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth by the Smithsonian Institute is a beautifully and generously photographed encyclopedia of life on earth—the other planets will have to wait a while. It’s an easy book to get lost in, and a wonderful value. This is a gift that will last—the first grader who loves it for the gee-whiz factor will turn into the high school student using it for assignments and then the adult referring to it out of curiosity or in search of crossword answers. Numbats and bilbies and quolls, oh my!”
“The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth by Steve Jenkins lives up to the claim of its subtitle. Beautifully illustrated a la Eric Carle, it is sure to enthrall young fans of anything biggest, fastest, loudest but there is much to interest the older animal lover as well — the tenrec, for instance.”
—Portland’s Broadway Books in their “The Kids are All Reading” special holiday newsletter.
They know you’re going to have a hard time choosing and recommend buying both!