Like No Other: Earth’s Coolest One-of-a-Kind Creatures (Hardcover)

Like No Other: Earth’s Coolest One-of-a-Kind Creatures By Sneed B. Collard, III, Christopher Silas Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image

Like No Other: Earth’s Coolest One-of-a-Kind Creatures (Hardcover)


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This fascinating look at thirteen unusual animals, many of them rare or endangered, introduces the remarkable world of monotypic animals—those without any close relatives.

One-of-a-kind animals can be as familiar as the platypus or as unfamiliar as the purple frog. These fascinating and mysterious species belong to an exclusive club of living things: those with no close living relatives, making them monotypic species. Meet more than a dozen of these creatures (including humans!), learn what makes them unique, and explore the relationships among species on the evolutionary tree. Written by NCTE Orbis Pictus award-winning author Sneed B. Collard III, this fascinating nonfiction picture book is ideal for kids, teachers, and librarians and includes extensive back matter and activities.
Sneed B. Collard III is the author of more than eighty-five books for children and young people. His Beaks! title (Charlesbridge, 2002) has sold more than 200,000 copies in paperback, and continues to sell. His work has received the Eureka! Nonfiction Silver Medal, the High Plains Books Award, made the Junior Library Guild Selection list, and received many starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and others.

Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books, including the acclaimed Over and Under series with author Kate Messner, which was praised for its "stunning retro-style illustrations" (New York Times). Neal's author debut Everyone was praised by Publishers Weekly as "simple, honest, lyrical.” His board books Animal Colors and Animal Shapes received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus. He speaks about his books, the art-making process, and his career at schools, conferences, libraries, and book festivals across the country. Neal is a Mexican/European-American artist who lives with his wife and two boys in Brooklyn, NY.
Product Details ISBN: 9781662670077
ISBN-10: 1662670079
Publisher: Kane Press
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English
"Every animal may be unique, but some species are truly one-of-a-kind. A baker’s dozen of very different creatures star in this visually impressive and informative book... (with) large, stunningly detailed, close-up color illustration(s)... (and) excellent backmatter. A striking book that celebrates the astonishing diversity of the animal world."—Kirkus Reviews

"Neal's digitally enhanced mixed-media illustrations provide clear depictions of each animal in its natural habitat...His naturalistic style will help readers identify salient features mentioned in the text...while background details convey additional information...Generous back matter and activities round out what will be a browser's delight." —Booklist