Amazon Best Children’s Books of the Year: NonFiction
Book Links’ Lasting Connections 2016
Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2016
Raleigh News & Observer
* "...An eminently browsable overview with all the clickbait appeal of websites and paperbacks with redeployed content but with some thoughtful implications about animals... Animal-loving kids, sensationalism-loving kids, and facts-loving kids will be surprised to find common ground here."
* "Compelling visual presentation makes the information accessible and exciting. Highly recommended for all science collections."
—School Library Journal, STARRED review
* "The intriguing and engaging format of this title is stimulating on a variety of levels, and the approach should appeal to a wide range of students, especially visual learners, something for which educators will be grateful. A brilliantly executed take on a perennially high-interest topic."
—Booklist, STARRED review
* "A special treat for all who love animal statistics."
—Kirkus, STARRED review
"Steve Jenkins’s work... is characterized by exquisite cut- and torn-paper collages, a particular affinity for zoology, a plethora of pithy facts and trivia, and an elegant design aesthetic that allows readers to navigate information-heavy pages without becoming confused or disoriented." —Horn Book