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By compiling facts that astound her and whet her own curiosity, Margriet Ruurs encourages young readers to observe the natural world around them and to ...
By compiling facts that astound her and whet her own curiosity, Margriet Ruurs encourages young readers to observe the natural world around them and to share her sense of wonder and respect for it.
With stunning art and bright, brief text, Amazing Animals is a perfect introduction to a host of creatures – many of them endangered. Margriet Ruurs’ books, including A Mountain Alphabet, When We Go Camping, and In My Backyard are always irresistible invitations to marvel at the animals with which we share the world.
“…the detailed paintings and surprising details should captivate readers for whom an ideal Saturday would be spent touring a natural history museum.”
“An attractive compendium of critter facts, accompanied by…stellar acrylic paintings…. This book has great eye appeal for young browsers, and the olio of factoids may prompt further investigations by curious kids.”
—School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR IN MY BACKYARD:
“… A necessary library purchase, this is also sure to find a home on budding artists’ and young naturalists’ bookshelves.”
– Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
PRAISE FOR WHEN WE GO CAMPING:
“A dreamy, poetic text and rich, detailed paintings celebrates the pure wilderness….”
– School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR WILD BABIES:
“Exceptionally lifelike wildlife paintings will draw young nature lovers to this attractive book… [A] high-quality book well worth purchasing.”