Watch a video about the making of The Animal Book
208 pages
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
October 2013

Building on years of experience in selecting animal facts and creating arresting illustrations, Jenkins surpasses his previous work with an amazing album characterized by clear organization, realistic images and carefully chosen examples … This is a must-purchase for animal-loving families and most libraries.
Kirkus, starred review
Jenkins's always skillful use of cut- and torn-paper animal artwork appears throughout … while factually detailed captions describe each subject, resulting in a vibrant juxtaposition of science and art. Fascinating creatures and characteristics abound …
Publishers Weekly, starred review
This is a beautiful book that belongs in most collections; it will engage browsers for hours, and the many textual features make it an excellent choice for classroom curricula.
Booklist, starred review
Charts and graphs throughout are as intriguing as the animals themselves; an index of the featured animals is pretty much brilliant, including not just page numbers but size, habitat, and diet; also appended are a glossary, bibliography, and a wonderfully illustrated and diagrammed outline of how Jenkins makes his art and books.
The Horn Book Magazine, starred review

ALA Notable Book 2014

Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor book for Nonfiction

The Horn Book 2013 Fanfare list of the best books for young people

Junior Library Guild Top 10 Books for Youth 2013

Kirkus's Best of 2013

Lasting Connections of 2013

NPR 2013 Great Reads

An Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12

The John Burroughs Riverby Award for 2013

VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List

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