Tooth & Claw

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Tooth & Claw

The Wild World of Big Predators

“Tooth & Claw: The Wild World of Big Predators” by Jim Arnosky is a slightly oversized and beautifully illustrated children’s book that does a nice job of introducing various predatory mammalian species, particularly the felids with a nod to the intimidatingly large Green Anaconda. There are lovely fold-out pages that have additional drawings and facts and an intriguing afterward from the author/illustrator that details the research that went into the production of this book.

I love the exquisite depictions of not only the animal being described but the other details such as a sketch of the skull of some of these impressive predators or the pawprint comparisons. I was disappointed that there was not more detail about the tiger as that is a predator that I have always been fascinated by but this is still a beautiful book and an excellent teaching tool to demonstrate some of the remarkable members of the animal world.

Book Blurb for Tooth & Claw

Lions and tigers and bears . . . and WOLVES—oh, my! Acclaimed nature writer and illustrator Jim Arnosky introduces awe-inspiring wild predators: carnivores that survive by tooth and claw. Follow the huge paw prints of big cats like the African lion and the speedy cheetah; of massive bears like the fierce grizzly; and the gray wolf—forerunner of your own pet dog. One spectacular double gatefold plus two single foldouts present the animals up close and lifelike!

Night Owl Reviews May, 2014 4.50