Thursday, August 10, 2017

Animalium: Welcome to the Museum curated by Katie Scott and Jenny Brioom

ISBN13: 9782203098923
Published 2015
Candlewick Press
My thoughts: As with Botanicum: Welcome to the Museum when I reviewed it, I was simply fascinated and thoroughly impressed with the presentation, information, and art of the beautiful oversized book. In Animalium: Welcome to the Museum, we have a pretty clear presentation of Darwin's evolutionary theory as being an accepted theory. I disagree and hold to the Creation concept of the species. I still think, however, that this is a fascinating book and those who hold to either origin of creatures will discover much to interest them.

The accurate drawings are exquisite and the book is printed in an oversized format on heavy ivory toned paper. There is an antique or museum quality look to the book and drawings as presented. This makes it even more special to me.

Animalium: Welcome to the Museum and Botanicum: Welcome to the Museum, while designated for the age 8 to 12 child, utilizes information and vocabulary that might be beyond the realm of this age group making the books fitting upward to adults. Introduction of vocabulary and scientific information can begin at any age and more is often absorbed than imagined possible. However, the majority of age 8 to 12 students will find some of the text daunting. And no, this is not your toddlers lovely animal picture book. This is a book that provides insight into the groupings of animals and species. It encompases virtually the whole spectrum of living creatures.

There is an Animalium Poster Book for sale and other items at Candlewick.
Animalium Activity Book (Paperback)
Informative, imaginative, and artistic activities for young naturalists everywhere.
Animalium Coloring Book (Paperback)
A beautiful coloring book from the creators of the celebrated book Animalium
Animalium Poster Book (Paperback)
A follow-up to the best-selling Animalium.
About the book: Welcome to the Museum is a series of books set on the “walls” of the printed page, showcasing the world’s finest collections of objects — from natural history to art. Open 365 days a year and unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, each title in this series is organized into galleries that display more than 200 full-color specimens accompanied by lively, informative text. Offering hours of learning, this first title within the series — Animalium — presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled new talent.
Animalium presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled new talent.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and freely given.

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