"Children (and adults) who like unusual illustration styles will be entranced by these creatively depicted creatures." Kirkus
STARRED Foreword Review
Anna Wright's stunning introduction to non-fiction and the natural world is enlivened by her gorgeously sophisticated and fun art style which mixes pen and ink, watercolor and fabric collage. Find out what "pronking" is and how one jellyfish can become two in the humorous descriptions. Both educational and beautiful Anna's unique picture book shows the character of these animals beyond their familiar forms.
Not your average animal book - this book depicts animals that don't feature in other children's books, including: sea turtle, springbok, jellyfish, crab, zebra, starling, monarch butterfly, bumblebee, snow goose, herring, Southern Carmine bee-eater, and firefly. The selection of magnificent creatures will delight adults and children alike.
|Publisher:||Faber and Faber|
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 5 Years|
About the Author
Anna Wright is an artist and illustrator. Her rural upbringing, in southwest Scotland, introduced her to flora and fauna, which alongside her love of interiors, fabrics and wallpaper have shaped her work. Since exploring these influences at Edinburgh College of Art, Anna has grown her trademark style of colour and humor, from her studios in London and Edinburgh.
What People are Saying About This
"The art is spectacular: exquisite pen-and-ink drawings that capture collective animal personalities, filled with either masterful watercolor washes or carefully selected scraps of fabric and wallpaper... This brief, exquisite overview may well have readers wishing for a sequel-or consulting reference books to find out more collective nouns.'" <–> Kirkus on A Tower of Giraffes
"A visually expressive take on collective nouns." -<–> Publisher's Weekly on A Tower of Giraffes