The Order of Things

2016 DEBUT The Order of Things
Book Author(s) Reid Psaltis
Publisher Secret Acres
Book List Price 12.95
All-Ages Appropriate Yes
Web site


The Order of Things, from rising star Reid Psaltis, is a subversive spin on the medieval bestiaries and animal encyclopedias that have fired the imaginations of children for centuries. Take a trip back in time through the natural world, but don’t let those breathtaking paintings distract you from the Order of Things. Psaltis’ humor is dry as those dinosaur bones.

A field guide to spotting and identifying mystery fauna, this fancifully illustrated work illuminates a menagerie of creatures, from the possibly extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker to the impossibly ubiquitous Jackalope.  —
 Nicholas Mott, National Geographic