By Author / Illustrator
Barbara Taylor, Margaux Carpentier
Wide Eyed Editions
Did you know that a frog can stop its heart from beating? Or that an elephant's tooth is heavier than a brick? Or that the brain of an ostrich is smaller than its eyeball? In this book, there are 21 cross-sections that show how skeletons, organs, nerves and muscles fit together inside creatures from across the globe. Animals can have some body parts in common with us humans, such as the brain, heart and lungs - but each creature has its own unique body to help it survive and thrive in the wild. This means that there are all kinds of weird and wonderful organs and senses in the animal kingdom, such as the honey stomach in a honeybee or the ink sac of an octopus. Prepare to be dazzled as you discover incredible information to wow your family and friends with.
- Uncover some truly amazing facts: did you know that the blue whale has arteries that are so big, a human could swim through them?
- Learn about surprising ways in which animals have adapted to their environments, such as a scorpion's ability to glow in the dark!
- Special spotlight sections throughout are packed full of absorbing details about skeletons, organs, muscles and more.
- Brilliantly bright artwork makes every animal picture fascinating to look at again and again.
Featuring mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects, turn the pages and uncover what's happening inside animals. It's the perfect gift for curious readers everywhere!
So many fascinating facts are squeezed into this factual picture book. I am still learning more about the animal kingdom with this amazing non-fiction book.
As well as full two page cross-sections of 21 creatures, there are also sections of Muscles and moving; Skeletons; Lungs and breathing; Brains and senses; Heart and blood and other organs. These sections explain and compare how the body works for a variety of animals.
A great resource when children are fact-finding for a school homework project or in class for a non-fiction writing task. I would suggest this book for 7+ readers.
64 pages / Reviewed by Carol Wright, school librarian
Suggested Reading Age 7+