BOOK OF FLIGHT: 10 Record-Breaking Animals with Wings
written by Gabrielle Balkan | illustrated by Sam Brewster
published by Phaidon | June 2019
ages 5-12 | 48 pages | 11" x 12" | touch-and-feel finishes
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A stunning world-records book of animal flight, by the author-and-illustrator team behind the bestselling Book of Bones!
Meet ten fascinating flyers through a series of superlatives – and guess who's who while learning about airborne animals. From the fastest (white-throated needletail) to the most acrobatic (flying fox bat), and from the best glider (colugo) to the best backward flyer (hummingbird), each master of flight is cleverly depicted in a blueprint-inspired diagram, accompanied by playful, informative text. The stunning page-turn reveal features a full-color illustration and an explanation of what makes each animal's way of flying so special.
“Appealing text that incorporates fascinating facts. The engaging alternation of Brewster’s cool blue schematics and vivid, stylized illustrations accented with textural printing complements the clever format.” — Publisher’s Weekly, full review
"This cool, oversized picture book gives readers clues about unique flying creatures then asks readers to guess the bird using the clues and the illustration.” — Imagination Soup
About Book of Bones
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