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Animals by the Numbers

by Miss Heather | Nov 23, 2016

Steve Jenkins has written over 25 books for kids, most about animals. Actual Size helps us understand the real size of animals that would not fit in a book. Animal and weather superlatives are the subject of two titles, Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest. It's always fun to discover things that are the "most" in the world.
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His newest book, Animals by the Numbers; a book of animal infographics, brings us more "things that are the most" in the form of infographics--charts and illustrations that make it easier to understand. The introduction says, "When it comes to animals, numbers are especially important. How big is a whale? How fast is a cheetah? How loud is a lion's roar? It would be difficult to answer these questions--even to ask them--without numbers."

You may find answers to questions you've thought about but never investigated. Here are a few:
• Which animals live the longest? The shortest?
• Which animals cause the most human deaths?
• What animals thrive in the most extreme temperatures on earth?
• Which animals survived extinction?
While we don't want to spoil all the surprises by sharing the answers to the questions above we will share one of the facts. The SPERM WHALE produces the loudest sound of all animals, louder than a jet plane taking off! Good thing they are underwater!

Get Animals by the Numbers and other Steve Jenkins books at your favorite ACPL location! Looking for activities to pair with Steve Jenkins' books? Find them for eight of his books here.

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