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  • ISBN: 9781536212358
  • ISBN: 1536212350
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 32 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

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Summary, etc.: Discover a troop of kangaroos, an ambush of tigers, a rafter of turkeys, and a flotilla of swordfish in this glorious introduction to the animal kingdom from internationally acclaimed artist Brian Wildsmith. A lion yawns lazily in the grass. Curious giraffes crane their long necks. Step into this rich world of animals from an extraordinary illustrator whose work influenced generations of younger artists. Each animal's essence is strikingly captured, from the playfulness of otters to a noisy gathering of parrots, while panoramic pictures give a real sense of the animals' habitats. Collective nouns -- some familiar, others wonderfully surprising -- are used to describe each group of animals. Brian Wildsmith's stunning illustrations will inspire a love of nature and a respect for animals from the earliest age.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    This beautifully illustrated book showcases the vivid portrayals of animals by Brian Wildsmith (1930–2016), an English painter and illustrator best known for the arresting images in his picture books, which often feature animals in the wild. First published in England in 2008, this book introduces the collective nouns for various animals, such as "a pandemonium of parrots" or "a hover of trout." Each phrase provides the only text for a single- or double-page illustration portraying a group of the animals named. Created with colored pencil, chalk, watercolor, and gouache, the artwork combines strong composition and forms with delicate lines and a use of color that varies from riotous to restrained. Wildsmith's fans may recognize some of the images from his early books, such as the vibrant illustrations for "a pride of lions," "a leap of leopards," and "a skulk of foxes," which first appeared in his Wild Animals (1967). Their inclusion is this large-format picture book gives a new generation access to the artist's work, which is as powerful, fresh, and distinctive as ever. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Brian Wildsmith (1930&;2016) was a British painter and children's book illustrator known for his vibrant use of color and radiant portrayal of nature. He won the 1962 Kate Greenaway Medal for his alphabet book, ABC.

Subject: Animals Juvenile literature
Animals Nomenclature (Popular) Juvenile literature
English language Collective nouns Juvenile literature
English language Terms and phrases Juvenile literature
English language
English language Collective nouns
Genre: Picture books.
Illustrated works.
Terms and phrases.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Illustrated works.
Search Results Showing Item 4 of 12 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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