Karen Patkau Creatures Great and Small

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Creatures Great and Small

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Join Toronto author and illustrator Karen Patkau as she explores the world of insects, mammals, sea jellies, reptiles, amphibians, birds, crustaceans, arachnids, and mollusks. From extremely large creatures, such as the blue whale, Chinese giant salamander, and goliath tarantula, to extremely small ones, such as the bumblebee bat, dwarf gecko, and fairy shrimp, embark on this informative, beautifully illustrated voyage of discovery. Even the simple fact-filled text is enchantingly presented in the voices of the animals themselves.

A glossary, map endpapers, and handy charts — introducing the concepts of scale and proportion by comparing measurements of animals that are “Big” and “Really Big” to “Small” and “Really Small” — make this book a must-have for parents, schools, and libraries alike.
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About the Author:

Karen Patkau is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children. The first book she illustrated was Don’t Eat Spiders by Robert Heidbreder, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Memorial Medal. Several of her other books have also won prizes including the Our Choice Award for Python Play and Dimensional Illustrators Award for her books In the Sea and Seal is Lost. She has written and illustrated two books for children, both about animals: Ringtail and In the Sea. Karen Patkau resides in Toronto.

Here are some of the awards Karen Patkau has won:
-Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 2004 Award / Sir Cassie to the Rescue
-Applied Arts Magazine Annual Awards 2004 / Sir Cassie to the Rescue
-11th Annual Dimensional Illustrators Awards 1999, Bronze / Python Play
-Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 1999 Award / Python Play
-3rd Annual Dimensional Illustrators Awards 1992, Bronze / In the Sea
-2nd Annual Dimensional Illustrators Awards 1991, Merit / Seal is Lost
-Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 1987 Award / Ringtail
-Ezra Jack Keats Memorial Medal — UNICEF / USSBY, 1986 / Don’t Eat Spiders
-International Graphic Design Awards 1986: Picture Book Illustration / Don’t Eat Spiders
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Kindergarten-Grade 3–Each spread in this informational picture book shows a large animal filling a page-and-a-half scene and a small one from a similar classification on the right edge. For mammals, an African elephant strides on the left and center, while a bumblebee bat crosses the moon to the far right. A clear line divides the adjacent scenes, but still allows the tip of a trunk to playfully cross over into the bat's world. Sharp lines, bold colors, and careful composition of the computer-generated art successfully convey the rich variety of creatures and environments, accentuating similarities and differences. The white of the ostrich's tail feathers, for instance, leads the eye to the tiny but distinct strip of white on the bee hummingbird. In another scene, a tiny poison dart frog is easier to spot than the much larger Chinese giant salamander because of their respective coloring and settings. Each creature shares basic facts about itself in a few brief, first-person sentences. More complex concepts such as echolocation and spawning are included in the brief glossary. Labeled illustrations at the back of the book introduce concepts of scale in a clear and inviting way. They also give readers a chance to view the intricate details of the smaller animals, which are too small to see when first introduced. This well-conceived package makes a good companion to Steve Jenkins's Actual Size (2004) and Big and Little (1996, both Houghton).–Steven Engelfried, Beaverton City Library, OR
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