Packs (Hardcover)

Strength in Numbers

By Hannah Salyer

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9781328577887, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 28, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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A full-color, exquisitely illustrated celebration of animals who live in packs, herds, pods, and more. Packs shows how togetherness and teamwork help many creatures thrive.

Groups, packs, herds of millions, and more—our world teems with animals on land, air, and sea.
Packs is an inspiring celebration of how togetherness helps many creatures thrive, in both nonhuman and human communities.
Hannah Salyer’s stunning selection reminds us that teamwork is universal, there is brilliance in biodiversity, and there is strength in numbers. Includes an author’s note encouraging community engagement and activism, as well as a fun visual index of the animals featured.

About the Author

Hannah Salyer is a debut illustrator who lives and works in Brooklyn. She graduated from the Communications Design Department at Pratt Institute. In her free time she can be found playing with clay, cutting up paper, or burying her nose in different books. Hannah also works part-time selling children’s books at Books of Wonder in New York City.
Instagram: @h.salyer

Praise For Packs: Strength in Numbers

★ "[An] uplifting, lively picture book that details the various ways a community structure helps a species thrive and survive.... Part natural science, part deep ecology, wholly captivating."—Kirkus, STARRED review

"[I]t’s the artwork that takes center stage, with Salyer’s striking, monochromatic spreads flooding the page and forcing the reader to confront the awesome reality of entire groups." —Booklist