Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honour artist Steve Jenkins's most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as "animal Senses," "Animal Extremes," and "The Story of Life" burst with fascinating facts and info graphics that will have trivia buffs breathlessly asking, "Did you know a termite queen lays 2,000 eggs at a time?" Jenkins's colour-rich cut- and torn-paper artwork is as strikingly vivid as ever. Rounding out this bountiful browsers' almanac of more than three hundred animals is a discussion of the artist's bookmaking process, an animal index, a glossary, and a bibliography. A bookshelf essential!