Antelope, Bison, Cougar: A National Park Wildlife Alphabet Book

Antelope, Bison, Cougar: A National Park Wildlife Alphabet Book

by Steven P. Medley, Daniel San Souci
     
 


A colorful alphabet book that spotlights the wildlife found in America’s national parks. Featuring wonderful watercolor paintings and pencil drawings of various animals and parks by award-winning illustrator Dan San Souci, it is full of fascinating facts and other information for readers of all ages. Each letter introduces a different wildlife species,…  See more details below

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A colorful alphabet book that spotlights the wildlife found in America’s national parks. Featuring wonderful watercolor paintings and pencil drawings of various animals and parks by award-winning illustrator Dan San Souci, it is full of fascinating facts and other information for readers of all ages. Each letter introduces a different wildlife species, making it a great tool for introducing the alphabet to the very young. Older children will find the text a remarkable resource for learning about the birds, mammals, and other creatures that populate the national parks.

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Children's Literature
This beautiful production, worthy of both reading and coffee table display, focuses on animals found in some national parks, monuments and seashores west of the Mississippi. As a well-designed alphabet book, it involves readers in the diversity of locales and gives examples of species found there. For instance, "J is for Javelina" features a paragraph about the native pig-like animal found in the Chiricahua National Monument; below is a shorter paragraph about the monument's geography and habitat, flanked by pencil drawings of a monument feature and more information about the javelina. Opposite this is an eye-appealing painting of the javelina grazing beside a path, against which a long view of the pinnacles, spires and balanced rocks of the monument can be seen. Families visiting national parks will enjoy browsing here to remember or plan. The animals pictured range from tarantulas to wolves to bears to birds, with enough information for older readers and plenty to look at and listen to for younger readers. A map and contact information for the national parks and web sites of related organizations make this a fine resource to learn more about animals or about our national park system. It is fitting that San Souci's last picture is "Z is for zoologist;" it's a tribute to the men and women who live in and care for the animals in the national parks. All in all, a fine production. 2001, Yosemite Association, $14.95. Ages 7 up. Reviewer: Susan Hepler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930238039
Publisher:
Yosemite Conservancy
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
10.82(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
3 - 10 Years

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