Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals (Hardcover)
A First Book of Animals
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763691608, 108pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Renowned picture book creators Nicola Davies and Petr Horacek team up for a captivating first look at animals around the world. Polar bears playing on the ice, tigers hunting in the jungle, and nightingales singing in the heart of the woods -- animals are everywhere. In a remarkable collection of poems, children's author Nicola Davies shares keen observations on wildlife around the world. Sometimes lyrical and sometimes humorous, the poems reveal fascinating facts about animals of every color, shape, size, and origin, from giant blue whales to bats as tiny as bumblebees. Lively, colorful illustrations by Petr Horacek reveal the vast beauty and variety of the animal world in this essential introduction, perfect for even the youngest amateur zoologists.
About the Author
Nicola Davies trained as a zoologist and has written many award-winning books for children, including Bat Loves the Night, Tiny Creatures, The Promise, and I (Don't) Like Snakes. She lives in Wales. Petr Horacek was born in Czechoslovakia and trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague before becoming a graphic designer, illustrator, and painter. He has created numerous books for children, including Strawberries Are Red, The Fly, and Blue Penguin. He lives in England.