Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics
If kids ruled the world, there would be even more books about animals, and this book would quickly become one of the favorites. It is just chock full of fascinating facts about the animal world that will have kids leaping through the pages to get to the next batch of fun facts. A brightly colored pie chart shows the estimated 1,397,250 animal species and that over 70% are insects. If one could weigh them, all the termites would weigh double what all people on Earth weigh. All insects put together would weigh 30,000 pounds for each person on Earth. What is the biggest? What is the smallest? What is the fastest? What can jump the farthest? How much do different animals sleep each day? How long do different animals live? How fast do their hearts beat? What has the longest horns or the longest tongues? All these questions and many more are answered with clever, colorful graphics, short, pithy text blocks, and fun illustrations. Librarians will have trouble keeping this one on the shelves, and parents and teachers will be grateful for the hours it will fill for curious little ones. This is a real winner.
Steve Jenkins • Steve Jenkins, Illustrator
HMH Books for Young Readers