Wildlife ABC and 123: A Nature Alphabet and Counting Book

Wildlife ABC and 123: A Nature Alphabet and Counting Book

by Jan Thornhill
     
 

From A to Z and from 1 to 1000 through the animal kingdom!
Nature leaps off the pages of this magnificent collection, which pairs the award-winning titles The Wildlife ABC: A Nature Alphabet and The Wildlife 123: A Nature Counting Book.
Engaging and enriching, this collection communicates simple information through the use of animals that children can

Overview

From A to Z and from 1 to 1000 through the animal kingdom!
Nature leaps off the pages of this magnificent collection, which pairs the award-winning titles The Wildlife ABC: A Nature Alphabet and The Wildlife 123: A Nature Counting Book.
Engaging and enriching, this collection communicates simple information through the use of animals that children can easily identify. Spectacularly detailed illustrations paired with whimsical text will keep them absorbed, each page sparking interest and imagination.
From the auk to a zoo frull of animals and from a single panda to one thousand tadpoles, The Wildlife ABC & 123 features both exotic and familiar animals from around the globe. Some are endangered species, such as the Asian tiger, and some are animals from our own backyard, like the ant.
Through her innovative design, Jan Thornhill has created an interactive learning environment. Young readers can count the animals hiding in the intricate illustrations and exquisite borders—are there really 1000 tadpoles? (Yes, there are.) Children can also try to pick out each of the animals they met through the book in the final zoo collage puzzle.
"Nature Notes" provide additional information on each of the featured animals and their environments.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Two Jan Thornhill primers published in the late 1980s unite in the paper-over-board The Wildlife ABC & 123: A Nature Alphabet & Counting Book. Her iconic portraits combine with rhyming couplets in the first, and the numeral plus a brief description for the latter (the "Queen Bee" illustration for "Q" features a honeycomb border that details a bee's larval development). The counting portion ultimately leaps up to 1,000 tadpoles. PW said, "Her flamboyant drawings have the bold vibrancy of woodcuts." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897066096
Publisher:
Owlkids Books
Publication date:
09/09/2004
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 12.14(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jan Thornhill's books have received numerous awards and honors. Her recent picture book, The Rumor, was awarded the Conaculta 7th International Award for the Illustration of a Children’s Book and is an IBBY Canada selection for Outstanding Picture Book.

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