Animal Superpowers! (Hardcover)

Animal Superpowers! By Amy Cherrix, Frann Preston-Gannon (Illustrator) Cover Image

Animal Superpowers! (Hardcover)


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This fascinating nonfiction picture book companion to Animal Architects introduces the amazing natural superpowers animals use to survive in the wild: adaptations!

Did you know that many of Earth’s animals have superpowers? These behaviors and physical traits are called adaptations, and animals use them in amazing ways. Some are expert escape artists. Others subdue their prey with electricity, or even with bubbles! Come meet these curious creatures and explore how they use their natural superpowers to survive.
A former children’s book editor and book buyer at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, North Carolina, Amy Cherrix now writes fulltime. Her books include the nonfiction In the Shadow of the MoonBackyard Bears, Eye of the StormAnimal Architects, and Animal Superpowers. She earned a master’s degree in children’s literature from Simmons University. If she isn’t writing or scouring the internet for late-breaking science news, you can find her on Instagram @AmyCherrix.

Frann Preston-Gannon is an illustrator and designer. She is the illustrator of Busy-Eyed Day by Anne Marie Pace, One Dark Bird by Liz Garton Scanlon, Home Is… by Hannah Barnaby, and her own The Journey Home. She was the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship and spent a month living with and learning from the great master of illustration, Maurice Sendak. She lives in London, England. Visit her online at
Product Details ISBN: 9781534456273
ISBN-10: 1534456279
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English
“These creatures are indeed impressive, and the book’s format enhances the drama: after each animal is introduced, a page-turn reveals the superpower and how it benefits that animal.”
The Horn Book

“This picture book continuously fascinates with glimpses of animals with astonishing capabilities. Animal lovers and nonfiction readers will delight in this compelling work and surefire hit.”
— School Library Journal

"With its eye-catching cover art and appealing title, this book may well attract an audience of animal fans who are eager to be wowed."
— Booklist