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Title Book of flight : 10 record-breaking animals with wings / by Gabrielle Balkan ; illustrated by Sam Brewster.
Author Balkan, Gabrielle, author.
Publication New York : Phaidon Press, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Call # J 591.57 B
Summary A stunning world-records book of animal flight, by the author-and-illustrator team behind the bestselling Book of Bones! Meet ten fascinating flyers through a series of superlatives - and guess who's who while learning about airborne animals. From the fastest (white-throated needletail) to the most acrobatic (flying fox bat), and from the best glider (colugo) to the best backward flyer (hummingbird), each master of flight is cleverly depicted in a blueprint-inspired diagram, accompanied by playful, informative text. The stunning page-turn reveal features a full-colour illustration and an explanation of what makes each animal's way of flying so special.
Contents About flying -- The fastest flyer -- The most unpredictable flyer -- The best flying acrobat -- The strongest flyer -- The best at hovering -- The best at gliding -- The best at flying backwards -- The best at parachuting -- The highest flyer -- The lowest flyer -- A special flyer -- A letter from the author -- Glossary.
Audience Age 5-8.
Subject Animal flight -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- Juvenile literature.
Wings (Anatomy) -- Juvenile literature.
Flight -- Juvenile literature.
Animal flight. (OCoLC)fst00809189
Genre Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Instructional and educational works.
Picture books.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Addl. Author Brewster, Sam, illustrator.
ISBN 9780714878683
0714878685
9780714878638
0714878634

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