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Amazing Animals: Packed Full of Your Most-loved Animal Friends
Contributor(s): Guinness World Records Limited (Corporate Author)
ISBN: 1910561622     ISBN-13: 9781910561621
Publisher: Guinness World Records Ltd
    OUR PRICE: $13.50  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: August 2017
Annotation: An all-new collection of amazing animal profiles includes entries for unlikely furry friendships, the world's biggest spider and super-pets who have mastered extreme sports. Simultaneous.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Animals; Miscellanea; Juvenile literature.
World records; Juvenile literature.
Animals; Miscellanea.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals
Dewey: 590
LCCN: bl2017035279
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Guinness World Records
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 10.50" H x 7.50" W x 0.50" (0.80 lbs) 215 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 November)

Gr 3–6—Wacky and eclectic bursts of unusual or amusing animal facts are arranged in 10 chapters. This volume is a mix of the world records for which Guinness is famous (the longest beaver dam on record is about 2,788 feet long) and fascinating information (on Japan's Aoshima Island, 20 humans live with approximately 120 felines). Readers will also learn about the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, run by California's Sonoma-Marin Fair (contestant Himisaboo's fur is likened to Donald Trump's hair). Other topics include rescues and sanctuaries, medical marvels, animal celebrities, babies, and much more. With a directory of animal charities and a quiz, this entertaining volume is loaded with funny wordplay and material both scientific and silly—though there's no documentation for material. Librarians should note that while popular, Guinness World Record titles will become dated soon, and their bindings typically deteriorate quickly. VERDICT Purchase where trivia or fact books are in demand, but be aware that these resources may need to be replaced soon.—Nancy Call, formerly at Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA

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