By Chronicle Books

Reviewed for Preschool, 2010

How much nectar can a butterfly sip? How many flicks does it take a frog's tongue to snatch a beetle? Just how big is a pawful of honey and how giant are a sperm whale's teeth? This book offers a life-sized look at what 11 animals eat in a single bite, from a parrot to a Komodo dragon. Each picture, whether it's the tiny grain of sand a worm can eat in one scoop or the trunkful of bamboo an elephant tugs down for lunch, is exactly as large as life. A colorful wowser of a book that will get kids talking about size, proportion, and the natural world, one bite at a time. (Chronicle, $12.14)