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Most of the Better Natural Things in the World

By Dave Eggers ; Illustrated by Angel Chang
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A tiger carries a dining room chair on her back. But why? Where is she going? With just one word per page, in lush, color-rich landscapes, we learn about the features that make up our world: an archipelago, a dune, an isthmus, a lagoon. Across ...
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★“Dave Eggers's stunning picture book introduces the youngest readers to words that identify the natural world's wonders.”
Shelf Awareness, starred review

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A tiger carries a dining room chair on her back. But why? Where is she going? With just one word per page, in lush, color-rich landscapes, we learn about the features that make up our world: an archipelago, a dune, an isthmus, a lagoon. Across them all, the tiger roams.

An enigmatic investigation of our world's most beautiful places from bestselling author Dave Eggers, beautifully illustrated by debut artist Angel Chang.

• Each page introduces young readers to a different geographic element—from archipelagos to lagoons to gorges
• Universal story of a mother's arduous journey back to her family

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 60
Size: 8 x 10 V
Age Range: 6-8 years
Publication Date: 11/05/2019
ISBN: 9781452162829

Dave Eggers is an American writer editor and publisher. He is also the founder of McSweeney's the cofounder of the youth writing organization 826 Valencia and the founder of ScholarMatch.

★“An artistic envisioning of a list poem, of sorts, about place… Repeated perusals will have readers proclaiming it's grrrrr-eat.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★“[S]tunning artwork makes a case for environmentalism and will have readers strapping on a chair and heading out in search of our planet’s diverse and wondrous beauty.”
Booklist, starred review

★“Dave Eggers's stunning picture book introduces the youngest readers to words that identify the natural world's wonders.”
Shelf Awareness, starred review

“As entertaining as it is educational, this book has much to offer young naturalists and budding scientists.”
—Horn Book Magazine