Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals (Hardcover)

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By Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster (Illustrator)
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This foray into osteology takes a unique approach. Each mini-section starts with a question. What has the largest skeleton? Who has the shortest or spikiest bones? Information is provided for this guessing game, then readers turn the page for an illustration, more information, and the answer. Each illustration of the animal contains a tactile overlay of the skeleton. Engaging information on multiple developmental levels means that the book will age up with readers for several years.

~ Eight Cousins, Holiday Picks 2017

— From Holiday Picks 2017


It's a book of world records... of bones Guess whose bones are the longest, shortest, heaviest, spikiest, and more. With touchable skeletons

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

About the Author

Gabrielle Balkan is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include the acclaimed atlas, The 50 States, a NCSS notable book, and its follow-up, 50 Cities. Gabrielle is a former book buyer, commissioning editor, and director of communications. Her work has been published by Harper Collins, Scholastic, and the Whitney Museum of Art.Sam Brewster is an award-winning freelance illustrator, photographer, and filmmaker based in London. He has a roster of prestigious clients around the world, including The New York Times, Guardian, and Creative Review. This is his first children's book.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780714875125
ISBN-10: 0714875120
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: September 18th, 2017
Pages: 48
Language: English