So you think you’re special? You think that just because people have built giant cities, invented pop-up toasters and put a person on the Moon that they are somehow different from other living things? Well it’s time to think again!

Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like us!

Humanimal shows the inextricable interconnections of the human and animal worlds in ways you never before imagined…

Inside you will discover how slime moulds can solve how to navigate through a maze; how rats tickle and laugh out loud; how elephants have funerals for their lost loved ones; how bees vote in elections to decide where to locate their nests; how crows use cars to crack nuts and a whole lot more!

This oversized, richly illustrated, mesmerising exploration shows that humans and other animals don’t just live on the same planet, they also share many of the same patterns of behaviour, making us all fellow players in the drama that is life on Earth.

Author Christopher Lloyd introduces Humanimal:

Author: Christopher Lloyd

Illustrator: Mark Ruffle

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: What on Earth Publishing (26 Sept. 2019)
  • Age Range: 7-11
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 191292000X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1912920006
  • Product Dimensions: 36 x 0.8 x 28.7 cm


Kirkus Reviews

"Eye-opening discoveries for readers who think only humans grieve, play, or admire themselves in mirrors."

School Library Journal

"Most readers know that bees can communicate with one another and that elephants have graveyards, but Lloyd’s exploration of animals goes further, with details about farming fish and playful ravens. Illustrations are detailed and engaging. Text is informative enough for research and readable. Comparisons between human and animal behavior are drawn well, leading readers to exciting conclusions about our relationship with the animal world. An excellent glossary, a long index, and a detailed list of sources make this a fantastic resource, but the segment on the many scientists who contributed to the research really put this title over the top. VERDICT: A fun and thought-provoking look at animals that are just like us. An excellent choice for any nonfiction collection."

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