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As Large As Life by Jonny Marx and Sandhya Prabhat – Book Review

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As Large As Life by Jonny Marx and Sandhya Prabhat

Genre: Non-Fiction Book, Children book
Rating: 5/5
Publisher: Little Tiger

About The Book

26 habitats to explore, featuring more than 250 animals.
Did you know that a sword-billed hummingbird has a beak longer than its body, that a giant anteater’s tongue can delve two feet into a termite mound in pursuit of food, or that a lion’s mane jellyfish can grow tentacles as long as three buses?
See how the most sublime animals on the planet size up and compare them all in one go using the enormous fold-out chart at the back of the book.

My Thoughts

I’ll admit that I never get tired of picture books; I’ve always loved reading, but picture books have a magic that none of the other books types have. Is it maybe for the illustrations? They can be something “real” but not real enough that keeps the reader still in the fantasy world.
“As Large As Life” is a book about animals and sizes; it’s a non-fiction book, but it has a special magic in it. There are more than 250 animal illustrations featured in their own habitat. I have to say this is a book about animal facts and beautiful illustrations. time will pass without any reader noticing it.
This is a book about sizes; so all the animals pictured in the book have some type of size reference, the small ones with centimeters and the big ones compared to human size, so imagine the size!
All the animals are represented in the habitat they live in; there are more than 26 habitats in the book and 60 pages to enjoy.
This book is recommended for children of 9 years or older, of course it always depends on the children, my son is 5 and is enjoying it so much that he even sleeps with it!
I think this is a great book that any child will love; because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love animals? 😉
Are you ready to discover “ As Large As Life”?

About The Author

Jonny Marx lives in London, where he works as a children’s book editor and author. From a compendium of mythical monsters and a chronology of prehistoric creatures, to books about crime capers, lost unicorns, incredible human beings and humankind, Jonny has worked on more than 60 titles (and counting!).

Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator based in the Bay Area, California, and is from Chennai, India. She holds an MFA Degree in Animation and Digital Arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from Stella Maris College.


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