BOOK OF BONES: 10 Record-Breaking Animals

written by Gabrielle Balkan      |      illustrated by Sam Brewster 
published by Phaidon      |      September 2017
ages 4-10 |    48 pages    |    11" x 12"     |     touch-and-feel finishes
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  • International Literacy Association Teacher's Choice Pick

  • “[Gives] both casual browsers and budding naturalists plenty to gnaw on. . . .A rib-tickling gallery.” - Kirkus

  • “A stylish introduction to how specialized and different bones can be.” - Publisher's Weekly

  • "A visually elegant introduction to evolutionary specialization that's both playful and thought-provoking." — Natural History Magazine

  • "This is a splendid book... An excellent introduction to skeletal anatomy." — Montessori International

It's a book of world records... of bones! Guess whose bones are the longest, shortest, heaviest, spikiest, and more. Ten record-breaking animal bones are introduced through a series of superlatives set up as a guessing game with clues. Readers examine animals' skeletons and guess to whom they belong; the answers are revealed in vibrant, full-color scenic habitats, with easily understood — and humorous — explanations. This entertaining introduction to the connection between animal bones (anatomy) and behavior is playful, relatable, and includes touch-and-feel finishes that bring the bones to life! 

Also available in Chinese, French, Korean, Polish, Russian