THE REALLY AMAZING ANIMAL BOOK by Dawn Sirett

THE REALLY AMAZING ANIMAL BOOK

Age Range: 5 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The Really Amazing Animal Book ($9.95; Dec. 12, 1996; 16 pp.; 0- 7894-1265-9): A really amazingly cluttered animal book of photographs and goofy drawings, accompanied by a goggle-eyed rubber alligator-cum-host, who asks questions that are answered (sort of) in double-page spreads. Punchy headlines and two or three sentences introduce the topic, e.g., under ``Powerful Poisons'' are photos of ``stabbing stingers'' (a sea anemone), ``fatal fangs'' (a rattlesnake), ``fast killer'' (Australian funnelweb spider), ``toxic chew'' (Gila monster), and ``bad skin'' (fire salamander). The book offers little real information, and attempts to hold interest with quips from cartoon characters who appear throughout. Glib and messy. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)

Pub Date: Dec. 12th, 1996
ISBN: 0-7894-1265-9
Page count: 16pp
Publisher: DK Publishing
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1996




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