for Beastly Puzzles by Rachel Poliquin and Byron Eggenschwiler
A truly one-of-a-kind book. What animal is made up of three billiard balls, five feather dusters and dinosaur feet? É An ostrich, of course! In this book, young readers are asked to guess the animal using a list of unexpected bits and pieces as clues. The concept of this book is inspired by the ways old natural histories explained and illustrated exotic animals. Little-known animals were described as a hodgepodge of parts taken from familiar creatures and vegetation. Beavers, for example, were described as being composed of a flounder, an otter, goose feet, squirrel paws and a rabbitŐs front teeth. Tricky, right? Well, not to worry! Opening the gatefold will reveal the animal Ń and lots of cool facts about it! Are you ready for your first Beastly Puzzle?
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.