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By Teruyuki Komiya
ISBN #: 978-193473420-9
Seven Footer Press, 2009
This oversized book won’t fit on a typical library shelf, but it won’t stay on the shelves anyway. Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, An Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia is by Teruyuki Komiya, Kristin Earhart, and photographer Toyofumi Fukuda.
The life-sized photographs of animals from zoos in Japan fill the pages and spill over into fold-outs to fit the adult elephant, a tiger’s mouth, and agiraffe’s tongue. Animals appearing in the book include the tiger, panda, red panda, meerkat, sea lion, giraffe, camel, zebra, tapir, rhinoceros, elephant, aardvark, gorilla, hedgehog, prairie dog, capybara, anteater, sloth, armadillo, and sloth.
Small, colorful sidebars line the right side of each spread with interesting facts about the animal and provide details to the abbreviated text. The appeal is immediately evident with the zebra cover. This fascinating book with its up-close look at these zoo animals is sure to be a favorite.
Choose several of the animals from the book. Look up their habitats and find one way each animal is suited to live in that habitat. Describe the adaptations each animal group has developed that allows it to live there successfully.
Look up animals and their habitats. Go to the upper right side of the page and scroll down to search for the animals.
Activity 2 (for younger readers)
Coloring pages of four zoo animals.
See more reviews (it was a Cybils finalist!):
National Science Standards: organisms and environments; life cycles of organisms
Book provided by publisher to Cybils judges
ROUND UP FOR MARCH 1
Paula at Pink Me said I had the good fortune to spend some time this weekend reading about the brave and resourceful Marines and civilians who rescued the exotic animals of Baghdad after the U.S. invasion.
Jennifer at JeanLittleLibrary reviewed a cool book on public space, Watch This Space ,by Hadley Dyer.
Roberta at Wrapped in Foil reviewed “Hair Dance.”
Mandy at Enjoy-embracelearning reviewed a great book for early readers, a fun way to introduce nonfiction.
In Need of Chocolate has Faces of the Moon this week.
Heidi Bee Roemer reviewed The Ant’s Nest written by Miriam Aronin at the Wild About Nature
Jone at Maclibrary has Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss .
In honor of Women’s History Month, Abby’s reviewing Independent Dames by Laurie Halse Anderson over at Abby (the) Librarian
Robin reviewed We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball at The Book Nosher
Motherreader has Moonshot: the Flight of Apollo 11.
The Art of Irreverence has three books about earthquakes. Fittingly, they are all entitled “Earthquakes.”
Jeanine sends The Writers and Critique Group Survival Guide.
Lost Between the Pages posted about How Robots Work (Robots and Robotics series- MacMillan Library)
Challenging the Bookworm says she can’t stop talking about this book! The book is out of print, but you can still buy it used on Amazon.
Sherrie wrote about a couple of experiments she did with her daughter from Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials.
Anastasia at Picture Book of the Day has a post on an Amelia Earhart bio and resources for Women’s History Month.
Mama Librarian celebrates the life of Dr. Seuss with The Boy on Fairfield Street.
Wendy talked about April Pulley Sayre’s Meet the Howlers at Wendie’s Wanderings.