In The Big, Bad Book of Beasts ($15) we have the wildest collection in the world of both animal lore and knowledge. Never mind “Lions and tigers and bears oh my!” we also have dragons, monsters and dinosaurs, my oh my! For centuries now the most popular books, after the Bible, in the western world, were ‘bestiaries’, those fancy and colorful encyclopedias which provided us with with the knowledge and mythology surrounding animals. In this new book the award winning writer Michael Largo updates all those which have gone before to create a stunning volume for the 21st century. Exceptional.