Look at Me!

Wild Animal Show-Offs

By Jim Arnosky (Author)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


Look at Me!

Wild Animal Show-Offs

by Jim Arnosky



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
With his signature breathtaking art, plus stunning gatefolds, acclaimed naturalist Jim Arnosky introduces children to the most eye-catching creatures in the animal kingdom!
Meet the show-offs! With their wacky eyebrows, beautiful patterns, and bright feathers and scales, many animals seem to be saying: “Look at ME!” That behavior certainly won’t protect them from predators, so why do they do it? Jim Arnosky explores a multitude of creatures from across the globe to reveal the reasons behind their attention-grabbing behavior. His spectacular art, including amazing gatefolds, presents brilliantly colored poison arrow frogs of the rainforest; the breeding plumage of egrets and peacocks; the impressive antlers of deer and elk; the threatening hoods of cobras; the balloon-like displays of African bullfrogs; and the dramatic color transformation of spawning fish.
“Arnosky introduces animals with unusual—and showy—characteristics. Subjects include birds with dramatic plumage, mammals with horns and antlers, and animals that ward off threats by making noise. Some animals, like sockeye salmon, ‘change their color completely’; subjects able to ‘spread’ their skin include the anole. Arnosky includes pencil sketches and colorful, naturalistic renderings of the creatures, as well as several striking foldouts. The naturalist’s lyrical, first-hand accounts of animals in the wild (‘The animals’ hooves kicked up dust that hung in the air like mist over their heads’) contribute an additional layer of immediacy to the well-informed descriptions.” —Publisher’s Weekly

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Jim Arnosky is the author/illustrator of nearly 150 books for young readers, and has been honored for his overall contribution to literature for children. He received the first lifetime achievement award for Excellence in Science Illustration from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for nonfiction. Jim and his wife, Deanna, travel all over the US for school and library visits, meeting hundreds of kids every year. Visit jimarnosky.com to learn more. He lives in South Ryegate, VT.

Pub Date: 9/18/2018

ISBN: 9781454928096

Price: $16.95 / $22.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 40 pages, all in color

Trim: 9 x 11.5 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Juvenile / Nature

Age Range: 6 to 10

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books