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Animal Crackers: Fantastic Facts About Your Favourite Animals - Sarah Webb & Alan Nolan

€11.99

Code 9781788490658
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Author: Sarah Webb

Date Published: 01-Aug-2020

Which animals are the biggest? Which are the smallest? Which are the most dangerous? Why do dogs love people so much? Find out about animals around the world, from the hottest deserts to the coldest ice, from the deepest oceans to the skies above, as well as all about the Irish wildlife you can find in your own gardens, parks and beaches. Discover everything there is to know about our favourite furry, feathered (and scaly!) friends in this fun book bursting with facts, puzzles, cartoons and more!

About the Author
Sarah Webb is a children's author who combines writing with schools visits, reading and giving workshops at festivals, and teaching creative writing. She has won two Irish Book Awards for her children's books (for A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea and Blazing a Trail), as well as the Children's Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Books, awarded in 2015. Sarah worked for many years as a children's bookseller and was writer in residence for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2016/2017: she is currently the Children's Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers' Week. For more, visit www.sarahwebb.info Alan Nolan lives and works in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan's Fifteen, Conor's Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series.
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a mini encyclopaedia about animals, domestic and wild, laced with humour and hilarious illustrations

* Irish Examiner *

great craic ... Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan have sought out some of the most weird and wonderful creatures on the planet ... manages to cover an immense amount of ground for one small paperback book

* Evening Echo *

'Animal Crackers has a striking purple cover. It is light-weight and easy to bring with you to pass the time on long journeys ... Alan Nolan's black & white illustrations are excellent and make the book fun and approachable, even for younger readers. There are some sections where the book gives step by step instructions for drawing animals yourself. These are super. We also really liked the drawings of Sarah and Alan at the start of the book which made us really think about the author and illustrator behind the book. The book covers a wide variety of different animals and contains some breathtaking facts and awesome puzzles and jokes. This is *not* just a list of animals. It's a really well-researched book covering everything from dinosaurs, fossils and evolution to native Irish animals, types of habitats and protecting endangered species...We would recommend this book for Primary School aged children, 4-12. Younger children would enjoy having this book read to them. Older children would find this book very interesting and could learn a lot (e.g. the lifecycle of a ladybird)...We scored this book 9.8 out of 10.' Book Review by the Cullen children, age range 4 -11, Dublin

* SeomraRanga *

just some of thousands of facts compiled by Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan for Animal Crackers ... which takes an engaging and wide-ranging approach to the animal world, providing a potted history of evolution, a guide to habitats, and practical suggestions for how young animal lovers can help endangered species. The graphic presentational style is very appealing, while the puzzles and draw-along sections provide an encouraging interactive engagement with the facts. Animal Crackers is funny too and works as a brilliant conversation starter with trivia-lovers

-- Irish Times

Fantastic and fascinating facts about animal life abound in this collaboration from animal lovers Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan. Covering a frankly breathtaking amount of information about animals from just about everywhere in the world, the duo take readers on a whirlwind tour of the history, geography and biology of animals of all kinds. Alongside this wealth of knowledge are drawing tips, fun games and jokes that are sure to keep readers entertained, as well as joyful comic illustrations and pun-filled asides. Great stuff altogether!

* Children's Books Ireland *

These two really do love animals as much as their intended readers, so the whole thing works as a joyful and enlightening read that kids of all ages will surely enjoy

* Children's Books Ireland *
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