In the Wild
David Elliott & Holly Meade
Candlewick, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
ith lyrical poetry celebrating each featured animal, and outstanding woodcuts by Holly Meade, this picture book will become a favorite story time selection of children four years of age and up.
s you page through the book you'll discover a lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, rhinoceros, sloth, jaguar, panda, tiger, orangutan, kangaroo, buffalo, wolf and polar bear.
he short verses tell the child something about each animal's behavior or how it survives in nature. For example, the mighty buffalo has a '
', the panda is an accomplished '
', and the sloth is '
small and rather hairy
t's a collection of verse that introduces children to wild animals. Parents can turn this book into a learning situation by asking their son or daughter to identify each animal or formulate simple questions like, '
Which animal has a long neck?
' or '
Which creature jumps from one place to another?
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