Lesser Spotted Animals

By: Martin Brown

This is a hilarious, fact-tastic picture book about the coolest creatures you’ve never heard of, from the numbat to the zorilla, and everything in between. Maps. Glossary. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781338089349

JLG Release: Aug 2017


Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: Mammals , Animal behavior and characteristics , Humor

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Awards & Honors

2018 Capitol Choices, Ages Seven to Ten
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Picture Books
Booklist 2016 Top 10 Books for Youth, Science & Health
Booklist Top of the List Editor’s Choice, Nonfiction Older Readers
Booklilst Lasting Connections 2017, Science
Los Angeles Public Library Best of 2017: Children’s Books

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

What are a numbat, a zorilla, an onager, a gaur, and a hirola? Readers learn about these unusual animals in this playfully written and witty guide to creatures unknown. Each of the subjects receives approximately two pages of treatment. Page layout is consistent and well organized, with blocks of color drawing attention to the humorous but informat What are a numbat, a zorilla, an onager, a gaur, and a hirola? Readers learn about these unusual animals in this playfully written and witty guide to creatures unknown. Each of the subjects receives approximately two pages of treatment. Page layout is consistent and well organized, with blocks of color drawing attention to the humorous but informative text. Brown offers vivid analogies rather than precise measurements when describing animal sizes; for example, the zebra duiker is “medium dog-size—with skinny legs,” while the crabeater seal is “as big as a very tall, fat man—lying down.” The subjects inhabit different regions, and tiny maps, occasionally too small to distinguish, identify where they can be found. Among other details are diet and conservation status, derived from the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List. The light, cartoonish artwork matches the tone of the writing. Vocabulary chosen for the glossary continues the fun. Among the terms are more familiar words such as male and female and even the definition of glossary. VERDICT This romp through the lesser-known animal kingdom will inspire appreciation in readers. Highly recommended as an alternative to more traditional works.—Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron, OH

Book Details

ISBN

9781338089349

First Release

August 2017

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

8 3/4" x 10 1/4"

Page Count

56

Accelerated Reader

Level 6.2; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 7.6; Points: 4;

Lexile

Level 970L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

David Fickling

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Mammals, Animal behavior and characteristics, Humor,

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