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  • Younger children will enjoy hunting for the chameleon that can be found on each spread, which may be challenging since it changes color and posture from page to page. Adults may consult the four pages of notes written in small type at book’s end to learn a fact or two about each animal. However, the text is really a supplement to the splendid illustrations.
    –School Library Journal
  • An unusual, and unusually handsome, offering.


  • Arnosky, Jim. Wild Tracks! A Guide to Nature’s Footprints. Sterling, 2008.
  • Collard, Sneed B., III. Animal Dads. Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
  • DuQuette, Keith. They Call Me Woolly: What Animal Names Can Tell Us. Putnam, 2002.
  • Fromental, Jean-Luc. 365 Penguins. Illus. by Joelle Jolivet. Abrams, 2006.
  • Jenkins, Steve. Actual Size. Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
  • Jenkins, Steve. Big and Little. Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
  • Jenkins, Steve. Biggest, Strongest, Fastest. Ticknor & Fields, 1995.
  • Jenkins, Steve. Living Color. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
  • Jenkins, Steve. What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You? Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
  • Jenkins, Steve, and Robin Page. What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? Houghton, 2003.
  • Jolivet, Joelle. Almost Everything. Roaring Brook, 2005.
  • Marceau, Fani. Panorama: A Foldout Book. Illus. by Joelle Jolivet. Abrams, 2009.
  • Moser, Madeline. Ever Heard of an Aardwolf? Harcourt, 1996.
  • Prelutsky, Jack, compiler. The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom. Knopf, 1997.
  • Whipple, Laura, compiler. Eric Carle’s Animals, Animals. Philomel, 1989.