April 2010 Indie Next List
“Where does a grizzly bear get his name? Does a hippo's yawn really mean he's sleepy? How smart is a chimpanzee? What's the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? All the answers to these questions are combined with beautiful photographs of animals to create a truly fun survey of some favorite animal friends.”
— Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
Animal lovers, young scientists, and budding photographers will all adore this knockout nonfiction picture book.
Did you know that orangutans are"ticklish"? Yes, they are just like you and me. But be careful if you ever see a hippo yawning. It doesn t mean he's sleepy it means he wants to fight. This book of gorgeous up-close animal photographs is chock-full of facts that will fascinate young animal lovers, and includes behind-the-scenes peeks at how the photographs were taken. (Because it can t be easy to make a lion say cheese, can it?)
About the Author
Steve Grubman s first job as a photographer was in advertising. He began photographing animals years later when he was working on a Samsonite luggage campaign. The creative team wanted a photograph of an elephant standing on a piece of luggage, so Steve found an African elephant, got it into his studio, and took its picture. Since then he has photographed animals large and small for major corporations, including Paramount Pictures, Allstate, Sony, and Dell. You can visit him at grubman.com.
Jill Davis is the author of"The First Rule of Little Brothers "and works as a children s book editor. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons."