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Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
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Dec 06, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: great-gift, great-illustrations

Teton County Library Call No: J 591.41 Jenkins
Kurt's Rating: 4 Stars

Steve Jenkins, the author and illustrator of this book, uses paper collages to create images of unusually small and large animals, or portions of them, to give the reader an idea of the varying sizes of animals found in nature. Sometimes, such as on the cover of the book, the images are transposed to give a sense of proportion between different species. Each entry includes information on the height and weight of the animal depicted. The end of the book includes a recap of the species mentioned in it, with more information about their habitat, habits, and what they eat. The illustrations are colorful and the use of collage helps to create a sense of texture in the images.

Suzy says: This would be a great gift for any animal lover, of any age, as well as any classroom, or preschool/elementary school teacher.

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