|Peter & Connie Roop. Zachary Pullen, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||112 / 2012|
Illustrated throughout with paintings and photos, this animal hall of fame introduces Alexander the Great's horse, the mighty elephant Jumbo, Balto the heroic sled dog, the irrepressible racehorse Seabiscuit, the original Smokey the Bear, the brilliantly verbal gorilla Koko, the legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, Lonesome George the tortoise, and Theodore Roosevelt's many exotic pets—not to mention the bear that would earn him the nickname "Teddy." Each of the 17 animals here is discussed in a substantial profile, combining dramatic narrative and scientific information for readers 6 and up.