The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--Animals on Earth
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- Families can talk about the diversity of animal life and how author and illustrator Steve Jenkins sorts and organizes species. Talk about some of the categories he uses, and sort animals you come across in books, at the zoo, or in your own backyard.
Use your imagination to make up a new animal, combining some of the interesting things you learned from The Animal Book. Borrow a defense tactic from one creature, add the predatory skills of another, and so on.
- Jenkins details how he creates his books, from conception to publication, in a special section. Encourage children to follow his outline to create a book of their own -- it could even be a family project.
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