The Wildlife ABC & 123
A Nature Alphabet & Counting Book
Written & Illustrated by Jan Thornhill
Wildlife in all its splendor leaps off the luminous pages of this magnificent picture book, which pairs the award-winning titles The Wildlife ABC: A Nature Alphabet and The Wildlife 123: A Nature Counting Book.
In the first half, the rhyming text gently carries the reader from one vivid page of scratchboard illustrations to the next, traveling from A to Z while visiting North American birds, insects and other animals along the way, each portrayed with whimsical authenticity in their natural environments.In the second half, young children will delight in counting animals from around the world. There are some large numbers, too, including 1,000 tadpoles - and, yes, there really are exactly a thousand! Decorative borders offer extra surprises for sharp-eyed youngsters, while parents, older siblings and teachers will appreciate the detailed information about each animal in the Nature Notes at the back of the book.
Awards & Honors
The Wildlife ABC: A Nature Alphabet:
Finalist, Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration
Award of Merit, Art Directors Club of Toronto, (Graphic Design - Illustration)
Finalist - Information Book Award (The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada)
The Wildlife 123: A Nature Counting Book:
First Prize, UNICEF-Ezra Jack Keats International Award for Excellence in Children's Book Illustration
Finalist for the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration
"...an early-learning primer of uncommon beauty."
Globe & Mail
"Detailed illustrations in deep, rich colors resembling tapestries create a beautiful animal alphabet book."
School Library Journal
"...unified by its rich, contrasting colors and delicate precision...this is an unusually attractive variation on a familiar theme."
"It is amazing the number of different things you see in the illustrations each time you pick up the book. This enchanting book is a must for every library, home or school."
Canadian Children's Literature
"This splendid counting book is brimming with visual appeal...superbly designed..."
"My four-year-old loves this book; I had to sneak it out of her room in order to finish reviewing it."