Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

1,001 creatures, Laura Merz and Aino Järvinen ; translated from the Finnish by Emily Jeremiah - hardcover

"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 in the world. Järvinen's humorous style and Merz's unique watercolor illustrations painted from memory using non-traditional materials, enhance the central message that we're all in this together--human, squid, and penguin alike."--Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Trumpet of the jungle -- Giant of the seas -- A master of disguise -- A slimy jelly flower -- Can you dig it? -- Twilight flier -- Hide-and-seek -- A howling in the night -- Food! Food! -- King of the ice -- A rocky proposal -- Water dancers -- Onward and upward! -- Ship of the desert -- World's fastest runner -- Jungle's lonely hunter -- Cooperative mealtimes -- A brave dentist -- Our clever relatives -- Queen of the pride -- A flightless bird -- A feisty herbivore -- Zealous escape artists -- A great view -- A stinky warning -- A smelly but very important job
Literary form
non fiction
First Restless Books hardcover edition.
"First published as Tuhat ja yksi otusta by Etana Editions, Helsinki, 2016" -- Title page verso
Physical description
59 pages, illustrations (some color), 31 cm

Library Locations

  • Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

    14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US