An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

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Published by DK Children

By Ben Hoare

RRP: £20.00

"A huge green-and-gold animal extravaganza, Ben Hoare's An Anthology of Intriguing Animals integrates wildlife photography with exquisite illustrations [...] Its lively text strikes a perfect balance between the scatological (rhinos leave each other messages in their poo) and the fascinating (hippos secrete a thick pink sweat that acts as sunscreen)."

The Guardian

""An Anthology of Intriguing Animals looks like a superstar. It looks kind of heritage publishing - it's celebratory, but not designed to languish on a shelf." - Imogen Russel Williams"

Down the Rabbit Hole Radio Show

"Gilded edges, gold foil details and photo-led spreads make it a delight for children of all ages to flick through and, as with all DK educational books, it's packed full of fascinating facts."

Big Issue North

"This book is a celebration of animals around the world"


"The pick of the Christmas bunch ... stunning ...illustrated with wonderful quirkiness."

Sunday Business Post

"A substantial reference book from the popular DK range which would make an ideal Christmas gift."

Creative Steps

"Perfect to dip into and to make you marvel at the wonderful world of animals"

Parents in Touch

"The gold-foiled cover gives it an added magical touch as a gift for a little one"

The Week Junior

"A wonderful book for children"

Western Morning News

About An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

Whether you love lions and butterflies to sharks or spiders, this animal encyclopedia with a twist has something for everyone!

With stunning photography and gorgeous illustrations, this animal encyclopedia explores the wildlife of the world, from the largest whales to the smallest insects. Which one is your new favourite?

This animal book for children will delight and inspire kids who love animals. They will discover incredible facts and fascinating stories about their favourite animals and some they have never heard of! Find out why the slow-motion sloth is so sluggish and how the plodding pangolin protects itself from predators, and more!

Throughout this children's book, each specially chosen animal is revealed in stunning photos and gorgeous illustrations. Children will be intrigued by all the small, interesting details. The animal fact book also explores some of the stories and mysterious myths surrounding their favourite beasts.

Curious kids can pour over the index, which is packed with reference information, including the size and location of each species, and a tree of life shows how the animal groups are connected.Find the animals that interest you and uncover new favourites along the way.

Discover Incredible Facts And Fascinating Stories

This animal encyclopedia for children contains over 100 creatures. Beautiful illustrations with storybook elements will bring the animal kingdom to life. This educational book is perfect for kids to read by themselves or together with their parents as a bedtime story.

With gold foil elements on the cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon to keep your place, this beautiful modern bestiary is the perfect gift for children who love wildlife and nature.

Inside the pages of this anthology, you'll find:
- Storybook descriptions of intriguing animals such as a viscacha, quokka and a slow loris.
- Discover amazing facts like why the sloth is so slow.
- Stories and myths surrounding your favourite beasts.