Biggest, Strongest, Fastest   -     By: Steve Jenkins
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Biggest, Strongest, Fastest

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1995 / Hardcover

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An informative introduction to the "world records" held by fourteen members of the animal kingdom. Each spread portrays an animal that is the largest, slowest, longest lived. Readers can see the animal's size in relation to something familiar. "Here's proof that power isn't just about size and that science can be a lot of fun."

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 0395697018
ISBN-13: 9780395697016
Ages: 5-8

Publisher's Description

The biggest snake, the anaconda, can swallow a deer or goat whole. The smallest mammal, the Etruscan shrew, could easily sleep in a teaspoon. In a striking full-color collage, each spread of Biggest, Strongest, Fastest portrays an animal that stands out in the animal world as the largest, slowest, longest lived. Readers can see the animal's size in relation to something familiar, and a chart on the last page indicates the size, weight, and diet of each animal, as well as where it can be found in the wild. Biggest, Strongest, Fastest is an entertaining, informative introduction to the "world records" held by fourteen members of the animal kingdom.

Author Bio

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.

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"Here's proof that power isn't just about size and that science can be a lot of fun." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

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