Wild World (Hardcover)
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Hot, wet rainforest.
What is hidden below your green roof?
A steamy shadow-land
Of strangle-vines, scrambling
for a shaft of light,
Lush leaves searching for a
glimmer in the gloom . . .
A beautifully illustrated treasury of poems about the last wildernesses on Earth, from the crystal kingdom Arctic to the dusty savannah and the black-as-space deep sea. Stunning artwork brings 13 endangered habitats to life, while factual information at the back details the danger facing these incredible places.
Kirkus Reviews praised Wild World, saying, "McAllister’s lovely, lyrical works provide fascinating perspectives on the Earth’s varied—and fragile—natural habitats while inspiring mindfulness and a sense of stewardship. . . . Wild World is the perfect blend of poetry and environmentalism."
About the Author
Angela McAllister took a degree in Humanities at Middlesex College before becoming a children's book author. To date, she has written more than 80 books for children, including Lincoln Children's best-selling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.
Angela McAllister took a degree in Humanities at Middlesex College and then began illustrating books. She has written over 30 books for children, some of which she has also illustrated. She lives in Hampshire, UK.
Hvass and Hannibal is a multi-disciplinary arts and design studio based in Copenhagen. Since 2006, its founders, Nan Na Hvass & Sofie Hannibal, have worked in close collaborative partnership with illustrative and conceptual design in a number of different fields for numerous clients in Europe, Asia, and the US. They have previously published Pattern-tastic Treasure Hunt and Technicolor Treasure Hunt for Wide Eyed Editions.
"McAllister’s lovely, lyrical works provide fascinating perspectives on the Earth’s varied—and fragile—natural habitats while inspiring mindfulness and a sense of stewardship. . . . Wild World is the perfect blend of poetry and environmentalism." - Kirkus Reviews
Readers become engaged in poetry by looking for the animals in the illustrations that are described in the text. [...] The highly descriptive language could be used to model examples for a writing class. This title would work for partners to share read, or for individuals to read on their own. Some of the vocabulary may be a little difficult for younger independent readers, but they will enjoy looking for the critters if read to. Enhanced information about each biome is included at the end, as well as a list of things people can do to help save and preserve the world. [...] Recommended.—School Library Connection