A red-lipped batfish waddles across the sea floor on its fins, searching for small sea creatures to eat. Other animals may fly or glide, or jet-propel themselves to get around. These creatures come equipped with legs, wings, or tentacles, and they often move from place to place in surprising ways. In the latest eye-catching escape into the kingdom of Animalia, Caldecott Honor-winning team Jenkins and Page show how animals roll, fly, walk, leap, climb, swim and even flip! This fascinating and fun illustrated nonfiction melds science, art, biology, and the environment together in a detailed and well-researched book about how animals move in our world today.
In another of their expert examinations of biodiversity, frequent husband-and-wife collaborators Jenkins and Page explore the ways nearly 50 creatures move on land, in the sea, and underwater. Pages highlighting the unexpected movements of single animals (an octopus walking across the sea floor, a swimming elephant) alternate with ones looking at how other animals approach the same methods (a red kangaroo "uses its tail as a fifth leg," while the slow-on-land sloth "is right at home in the water"). As usual, Jenkins's collages capture the animals' distinctive characteristics with precision and attention to detail, while a closing spread offers notable tidbits about the animals within. Ages 4 7.