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About Animals Series

Owen Davey
The About Animals series is a funny, brightly illustrated resource for kids and their parents to learn more about the natural world.
Obsessive About Octopuses by Owen Davey
Curious About Crocodiles by Owen Davey
Passionate About Penguins by Owen Davey

About Animals Series : Titles in Order

Book 8
Owen Davey’s popular non-fiction series continues with a lushly illustrated guide to penguins from the Antarctic to tropical climates like beaches, and coastal forests.

“Stunning illustrations and clear readable text combine to make this large format book about all types of penguins a sure hit with animal-loving patrons.”
—STARRED REVIEW School Library Journal

“Enough penguin facts to keep even David Attenborough busy.” 
—The Tiny Activist


Did you know that penguins can hold their breath for over half an hour? Or that they can swim four times faster than an Olympic swimmer? And they don’t just live in icy Antarctica! You can find them on sandy beaches in South Africa and other more tropical locations too.

Take a plunge into this fascinating illustrated guide to our feathered friends, the penguins. From the tiny fairy penguin that is no bigger than a ruler, to the emperor penguin that is over a meter tall, find out where they live, what they eat and how we can protect them.

Those familar with National Geographic Kids books and the other Owen Davey books in the series including Bonkers About Beetles and Fanatical About Frogs will enjoy our newest fact-filled animal encyclopedia on pop culture’s favorite bird, and our favorite winter animal!
Book 7
The seventh entry in illustrator Owen Davey’s award-winning “About Animals” series, this one focuses on all different crocs, gators, caimans, and gharials, depicted in Davey’s signature design-oriented, colorful, minimalist style. For fans of the classic Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, the Animal Battle book series and Scholastic’s Who Would Win.

Did you know that crocodiles can live to be over 100 years old, and can climb trees to sunbathe? They can even sense the vibrations from a single drop of water falling from the mouth of a drinking wildebeest over sixty feet away.

Dive into the swamp with this fascinating illustrated guide to the largest reptiles on Earth. This isn’t your average crocodile book for kids: it’s full of juicy facts on crocodile behavior, biology and myth, and packed with details on how we can live with and protect our scaly companions. 

Those familar with National Geographic Kids books and the other Owen Davey books in the series including Bonkers About Beetles and Fanatical About Frogs will enjoy sinking their teeth into yet another fact-filled animal encyclopedia on our favorite swamp thing.
Book 6
Perfect for quarantine reading with your children!

Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? And that they are particularly intelligent, with some being known to use tools?

Dive into this fascinating illustrated guide all about the aliens of the deep. From the truly terrifying giant Pacific octopus to the inventive common octopus, find out where they live, what they eat and how we can protect them. The latest entry in acclaimed illustrator Owen Davey’s popular “About Animals” series, featuring his signature minimalist art style with colorful, design-oriented layouts–Obsessive About Octopuses is sure to delight kids as well as adult cephalopod fans.

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