It's Our Nature (Hardcover)
Tundra Books (NY), 9781770492837, 22pp.
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
Offering a unique perspective on the animal kingdom and its social habits, young children will embrace this beautifully illustrated book, both visually and intellectually.
About the Author
Menena Cottin studied design and illustration at the Pratt Institute in New York where she began writing books. Her most recent titles are Equilibrio and La doble historia de un vaso de leche. She lives in Venezuela. Best known in North America for her award-winning book, The Black Book of Colors (Groundwood) which was selected as an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, as included on the VOYA Nonfiction Honor List, included on the New York Times Best Illustrated Books list, was a Booklist Editors' Choice - Books for Youth and selected as on of School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year."
Praise For It's Our Nature…
“…Cottin’s digital illustrations are sleek and modest, while Orozco, similarly understated in her anthropomorphism, presents graceful observations of animal instincts.”
“…This attractive title successfully introduces children to different traits that contribute to congenial living and is appropriate for group sharing or individual browsing. It differs from many other animal books because of its emphasis on humans learning from animal behaviors”
—School Library Journal