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Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies

Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals

Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies
Oct 03, 2017 | 108 Pages
  • Hardcover $19.99

    Oct 03, 2017 | 108 Pages | 3-7 years

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Paintings, poetry, and lyrical prose celebrate animals of all sorts…Horácek uses a variety of materials including wax crayon, acrylic and watercolor paints, and cutouts. The vibrant color and texture may remind some of the work of Brian Wildsmith. Each section ends with a spread of fast facts: characteristics of different animal groups; spots and stripes; parasites; eggs; and animals using tools. A treasure for readers of any age who delight in the natural world.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Davies and Horacek offer a striking poetic and visual tribute to the animal world.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The book’s generous size and heavy, glossy pages provide an excellent showcase for the mixed-media artwork. The very large, colorful illustrations are impressive, and Horáek uses the space well, offering striking images of many species…Kids intrigued by animals will enjoy the art while absorbing some information along the way.

At first glance, this oversize volume is extraordinarily eye-catching…Each lyric may lead kids to seek out more information, and teachers could use the book with older students to demonstrate how poetry can convey information.
—School Library Journal

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