Friday, April 29, 2016

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts | Book Review

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts by Maja SäfströmAbout the Book
An artfully playful collection of unexpected and remarkable facts about animals, illustrated by Swedish artist Maja Säfström. 

Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can’t walk backward? These and many more fascinating and surprising facts about the animal kingdom (Bees never sleep! Starfish don’t have brains!) are illustrated with whimsical detail in this charming collection.

My Review
I got this in and read it in about ten minutes. It is a very whimsical, simple book with facts placed creatively on the pages. It was so much fun to learn several animal group names that just made sense (like a group of cockroaches called an intrusion). I personally don't care to know all of the information about animals and their digestion...but that was about the only negative I found. I was pleasantly surprised to find no evolution in this book!

*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange of my honest review*

About the AuthorMAJA SÄFSTRÖM is a Stockholm based architect and illustrator who has gained international recognition for her quirky animal drawings. For more of her works, visit:
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