Review | Tuesday 05 June 2012
Fact and fiction blend harmoniously in this stylish, colourful hardcover on extinct animals. Produced with scientific advice from the French National Museum of Natural History, the book profiles 26 extinct animals and one on the brink, beginning 17,000 years ago.
Divided into four geographical areas – the Americas, Africa, Eurasia and Oceania – the animals have only one thing in common: they have all had contact with humans. While the map, timeline of extinction and size chart comparing each animal to humans are all fascinating, younger readers will surely love the cartoon on each spread that takes you for a more imaginative ride into history.
The stunning retro design, combined with both informative and amusing text, makes this a highly covetable object for eight-year-olds to adults.