Life-Size Farm, Zoo, Aquarium Books

The books in the Life Size series, detailed below, make an excellent gift for your favorite animal-loving kiddo.

Life-Size Farm
Life-Size Farm
With more than 200,000 copies in print and Parents’ Choice Gold Awards for each of its first three titles ( Life-Size Zoo, More Life-Size Zoo, and Life-Size Aquarium, see below) the Life-Size series moves to the barnyard to get readers closer than ever before to 19 of their favorite animals. With informative facts and fun illustrations accompanying the superlative photographs that depict the animals at features in their actual life size (or at least as much of it that fits on the page!), Life-Size Farm brings readers eye to eye with an alpaca, chicken, dairy cow, donkey, duck, ferret, goose, horse, llama, pig, pony, goat, rabbit, sheep, turkey, and more!

Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, An Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia
Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, An Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia
An elephant’s trunk is so nimble, it can pick up a single blade of grass, and yet so strong, it can knock over a tree. Giraffes have eyelashes. Sloths hang from trees for days at a time without going to the bathroom. These are just some of the insights featured in Life-Size Zoo. Acclaimed wildlife photographer Toyofumi Fukuda visited Japan’s premier zoos to capture remarkably vivid and detailed close-up photographs of 21 animals, from pandas and meerkats to giraffes, rhinos, and elephants (adult and baby). Each photograph is accompanied by a profile including body length, weight, and natural habitat, as well as fun facts about the animal.

More Life-Size Zoo: An All-New Actual-Size Animal Encyclopedia
More Life-Size Zoo: An All-New Actual-Size Animal Encyclopedia
The actual-size animal photography phenomenon continues with stunning portraits of 20 all-new zoo favorites in More Life-Size Zoo. Whether getting eye-to-eye with a hippopotamus or nose-to-nose with a bison, there’s not a zoo in the world where readers can get as close to the animals as they do in this fascinating book. With fun, informative facts complementing the stunning life-size photographs of each animal, More Life-Size Zoo gets readers within arm’s length to an orangutan, a baby gibbon, a kangaroo, a wombat, a bison, an okapi, a hippotamus, a bat, a seal, a polar bear, a raccoon, a raccoon dog, a cheetah, a leopard, a wolf, a hyena, a giant tortoise, an alligator, and two lions? an adorable cub and an adult male that springs out of the book in a magnificent poster-sized gatefold. The first title in the series, Life-Size Zoo, was named a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner, selected by IndieBound for the Summer 2009 Kids’ List, and won accolades from trade and consumer reviewers from coast-to-coast.

Life-Size Aquarium
Life-Size Aquarium
Not content to stay on dry land, the Life-Size phenomenon leaves the zoo for a visit to the aquarium. From the clownfish to the killer whale, sea otter to walrus, young readers will see some of their favorite animals from a perspective than they’ve ever had before. With informative, fun facts accompanying the stellar photographs of each animal, Life-Size Aquarium brings readers eye-to-eye with 19 different animals, including a leafy sea dragon, a luna lionfish, a humphead wrasse, two different varieties of penguins, a sea turtle, a jellyfish, a spider crab, a sea otter, and more. As in previous volumes, three of the animals in this book? a walrus, a killer whale, and a dolphin? spring out of the book in oversized gatefolds.