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Amazing Animal Homes

By Chris Packham (Author), Jason Cockcroft (Illustrator)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


Amazing Animal Homes

by Chris Packham, Jason Cockcroft



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
“Highly recommended for animal studies, browsers, and independent readers. An informative, well-designed book.” —School Library Journal
All animals need homes—and this nonfiction picture book is a fantastic introduction to some of the amazing places they live.
Travel around the world to see different animal habitats, from honeybees that live together in hives to snails that hibernate in their shells during winter. You’ll meet tree-dwelling creatures like the ruffled lemur; snow leopards that take shelter in a cave; porcupines that dig burrows underground; and even animals who carry their homes around on their backs. Filled with fascinating facts and beautiful illustrations, this is a wonderful nonfiction picture book and a fabulous follow-up to our Amazing Animal Journeys and Amazing Animal Babies.
“A friendly, fact-filled narrative with large, colorful, and labeled illustrations introduces a variety of animal homes—rocky caves, burrows and tunnels, spider webs, bee hives, termite homes, protective shells, nests, beaver lodges, and more. The author takes time to connect readers to the content: ‘Like you, animals need a place to call home where they can be safe and be a family.’ The colorful spreads show families observing various creatures in and around their homes. The images and text work well together. Packham ends with an invitation for readers to continue the journey on their own: ‘Now that you’ve learned about so many unusual and interesting animal homes, perhaps you can try to find some when you are out and about near you own house.’ Back matter provides even more information about each of the critters. VERDICT Highly recommended for animal studies, browsers, and independent readers. An informative, well-designed book.” —School Library Journal

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Chris Packham presented the BBC's children's series The Really Wild Show before setting up his own TV company and making wildlife shows for ITV, National Geographic, Animal Planet, and the BBC. He is currently presenting BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Chris lives in Southampton, England. Visit him at 
Jason Cockcroft is an award-winning illustrator, best known for his internationally acclaimed picture book illustrations and his cover art for the final three Harry Potter books. He is also an accomplished watercolor artist and portrait painter whose work has been exhibited in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, and London. Visit him at

Pub Date: 5/15/2018

ISBN: 9781454930075

Price: $14.95 / $19.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 9.6 x 10.8 Inches

Territories: US/Can/Philippines

Category: Juvenile / Nature

Age Range: 4 and up

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

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