September 2, 2012

Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals

cover image of Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals
Damien Laverdunt

This impressive book from the National Museum of Natural History in France is a tribute to 26 extinct animals. Each animal is presented on a double-page spread with a large illustration showing the creature in its natural environment. On the left, cartoon panels describe myths about each and on the right, full descriptions provide facts about the animals. From a Galapagos tortoise called Lonesome George to the Sicilian dwarf elephant, animal lovers will find this fascinating book a treasure. Ages 7-12