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Friday 26 July 2019

Review: Animals Up Close (Animals as you've never seen them before)

Tiny noses, bright eyes, snapping pincers and slippery tongues almost leap out of these colourful pages. Animals Up Close: Animals as you've never seen them before is a visual feast, filled with intriguing facts.

Containing a combination of amazing close-up photography, complemented by realistic illustrations, this hardback book is easy to dip in and out of, selecting any page at random, or can be read for hours, poring over every fascinating page.

Each double page spread features an extraordinary animal, with interesting facts, such as why geckos lick their eyes, which fish can walk on land, how toucans play games and why flamingos have bright pink feathers.

This book features animals who live underwater, such as crabs, clams and crayfish, animals who live on land, including mammals and reptiles, and animals in the air, such as bats, birds and butterflies.

Title: Animals Up Close: Animals as you've never seen them before
Editor: Sophie Parkes
Illustrator: Xiao Lin
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley, $19.99
Publication Date: 6 July 2019
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241327395
For ages: 4 - 8 years
Type: Junior non-fiction