The Wildlife 1 2 3: A Nature Counting Book

Jan Thornhill, Author Simon & Schuster $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-671-67926-2
This splendid counting book is brimming with visual appeal, beginning with the rain-forest parrots that adorn the vivid pink cover and hint at treasure within. Canadian author/illustrator Thornhill has gathered together animals as ordinary as ants and sparrows and as exotic as lemurs, walruses, flamingos and camels in a colorful collection. Her flamboyant drawings have the bold vibrancy of woodcuts, while the extravagant borders, some resembling batik, cleverly contain miniature versions of each page's creatures. Thornhill concludes with ``Nature Notes,'' nutshell descriptions of each of the species pictured. This is a superbly designed, generously oversize book, which provides a pleasing balance of white space, illustration and text. Ages 3-7. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1989
Release date: 10/01/1989
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-0-920775-39-4
Paperback - 978-0-671-88613-4
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