1,001 Creatures by Laura Merz and Aino Järvinen

1,001 Creatures by Laura Merz and Aino Järvinen

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Translated from the Finnish by Emily Jeremiah

Recommended for readers age 3 to 7

Have you ever wondered how a crocodile keeps its teeth clean? Or why herons like to sit on the backs of water buffalo? What exactly does a giant blue whale eat to get so big? In 1,001 Creatures, Aino Järvinen and Laura Merz playfully investigate the complex and awe-inspiring world of twenty-six fascinating insects, reptiles and mammals. 

With fun facts and captivating illustrations, 1,001 Creatures explores the diversity of the animal world and its ecosystems. Interactive questions allow readers to take their curiosity and imagination off the page and into the real world with prompts to create their own artwork, imitate a camel’s unique walk and discover the ways in which all creatures are connected on our planet. Painted from memory using experimental methods, Laura Merz’s unique ink-drawn illustrations and Aino Järvinen’s humorous style enhance the central message that we’re all in this together - human, jellyfish and penguin alike.

Hardcover book 2020

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