Did you know that the cheetah can accelerate faster than a racing car - or that a peregrine can swoop at prey at speeds of almost 260kph (160mph)? These are just some of the incredible facts you'll discover as 50 of the world's most awesome animal athletes compete in their very own athletics championships. From the fastest runner and deepest diver to the loudest screecher and greediest guzzler, this is a sporting contest like no other! With light-hearted text by Kate Baker, quirky illustrations by Andres Lozano and loads of flaps to lift, this interactive book will keep kids amused for hours. What's more, with plenty of fun facts and figures dotted throughout, including where the animals live, what they like to do and their claim to fame in the animal kingdom, this is an invaluable learning resource as well as a whole lot of fun. About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!