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Life-Size Animals An Illustrated Safari

Life-Size Animals

An Illustrated Safari

By Rita Mabel Schiavo
Illustrator Isabella Grott


Price: $19.99

  • Publication Date: November 3, 2020
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 11 15 x 15
  • ISBN: 9781419744600
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: North America

A gorgeously illustrated, oversize picture book that shows young readers the sizes of their favorite animals

Could you picture the size of a tiger’s face, or an elephant’s tail, or an ostrich’s egg? Life-Size Animals shows the actual size of your favorite animals’ tongues, teeth, claws, eggs, tails, and more. It encourages readers to compare the sizes of the different animals to themselves—seeing how long their tongues are compared to a giraffe’s or how big their teeth are compared to a great white shark’s—and it helps to put in context just how big or small these incredible creatures are. Packed with facts and breathtaking illustrations, this is the kind of book that curious readers can pore over for hours and return to again and again.


". . .An eye-filling gallery of creature features."
Kirkus Reviews
"This lovely title provides a range of interesting animal facts, with rich digital illustrations that evoke the colors and style of botanical prints." 
School Library Journal

About the author

Rita Mabel Schiavo is the author of a number of children’s books and has a degree in biological sciences from the University of Milan. She lives in Italy. Isabella Grott is an illustrator who studied at the Art Institute of Trento, the Academy of Fine Arts for Pictorial Decoration, and the Nemo Academy of Digital Arts. She lives in Florence and works as a freelance illustrator and a teacher at Nemo Academy.