The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts by Maja Säfström

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts by Maja Säfström
Published by Ten Speed Press on March 29, 2016
Genres: Nonfiction
Pages: 120
Format: Hardcover
Source: First to Read
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I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

An artfully playful collection of fascinating, surprising, and funny facts about animals, each illustrated in whimsical detail by Swedish artist Maja Säfström.
Did you know that giraffes can lick their ears? Or that ostriches can't walk backwards? These and many more charming quirks about the animal kingdom (ants never sleep! starfish don't have brains!) are detailed in this visually sophisticated and appealing gift book. Illustrator Maja Säfström's entrancing illustrations bring these captivating facts to life--making The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts a must-have for animal and art lovers both young and old.


This is such a great, fun, charming little book that isn’t so little! At over 100 pages full of whimsical illustrations, the compendium is delightful and humorous. Säfström’s drawings are great and I just keep thinking I’d like this tattooed, and this, and this. I especially loved the little bats and octopus. The facts are super interesting as well. Who knew goats peed on their own heads! I certainly didn’t, and I love goats!


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