Animals Work (Board book)

By Ted Lewin

Holiday House, 9780823442775, 22pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/1/2015)
Hardcover (8/31/2014)

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Around the world, animals do all kinds of work in this handsomely-painted board book.

Animals herd, carry, pull . . . and keep us company!

Caldecott Honoree Ted Lewin presents a dozen different animals working across the world, showcasing the many different ways humans and animals live and work together. This sturdy board book, illustrated in realistic watercolors, transports young readers from an open field where a dog herds sheep to a wintry forest where a reindeer pulls a sledge across the snow.
Depicting the give and take of human relationships with a dozen different animals, this is a perfect book to share with curious young readers!

About the Author

Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in New York City. His career as an artist began with illustrations for adventure magazines, but over the last thirty-five years he has devoted all of his time to writing and illustrating children's books.  An avid traveler, many of Ted's books have been inspired by his trips to places such as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland, and India. His illustrations in Peppe the Lamplighter by Elise Bartone were awarded a Caldecott Honor.  Ted and his wife Betsy Lewin, the illustrator of Click Clack Moo and other titles, live in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Animals Work

"A refreshing change from the cartoonlike pictures in most books for beginning readers, Lewin's well-composed naturalistic illustrations have their own appeal . . . A handsome animal book for young readers."—Booklist
"Lewin masterfully combines realism with child appeal in his expressive watercolors. His short, declarative sentences with repeating verbs will encourage emerging readers. . . . Inviting."—Kirkus Reviews
"The watercolor illustrations of the various locations and the people that inhabit them are stunningly lifelike, and a world map on the final spread shows where Lewin saw the animals. Easy enough for the very earliest readers."—School Library Journal