Tooth & Claw: The Wild World of Big Predators (Hardback)
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Tooth & Claw: The Wild World of Big Predators (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 01/05/2014
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This title is suitable for children aged 6 to 10. Lions and tigers and bears and Wolves, oh my! Acclaimed nature writer and illustrator Jim Arnosky introduces awe-inspiring wild predators: carnivores that survive by tooth and claw. Follow the huge paw prints of big cats like the African lion and the speedy cheetah, of massive bears like the fierce grizzly, and the gray wolf, the forerunner of your own pet dog. One spectacular double gatefold plus two single foldouts present the animals up close and lifelike!

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
ISBN: 9781402786242
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 293 x 229 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Praise for Jim Arnosky" "Wild Tracks"
2009 ALA Notable Children's Book
2008 ASPCA(R) Henry Bergh Children's Book Award winner
2008 "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year"A splendid example of Arnosky's skill at making natural history come alive for young readers."
--"Kirkus Reviews", starred review
"Slither and Crawl"
A 2009 Parents' Choice Recommended Non-Fiction Books"Arnosky's painterly eye and personal observations match handsomely in this face-to-face experience . . . handsome, informative." --"School Library" Journal (starred review) "Thunder Birds"
Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List 2012-2013
2012 ALA Notable Children's Book"Elegant in format and artwork, this book will . . . inspire [young readers] to keep their eyes on the sky." --"School Library Journal", starred review
"Creep and Flutter"
"Arnosky brings a personal and improvisational feeling to his work . . . [His] inquisitive spirit and gentle prose will likely move readers...'" --"Publishers Weekly", starred review
"Shimmer & Splash"
"Arnosky's prose is both solidly informational and lyrical . . . His descriptive accounts of his wild adventures--such as photographing sharks by moonlight--are intimate and exciting; his respect for the natural world, contagious." --"Publishers Weekly", starred review
Lions and tigers and bears . . . and, well, a bunch of others in this look at some of the biggest animal carnivores on land . . . Lush acrylic paintings and descriptive text depict each predator's physical characteristics, habitat, hunting methods, diet, and special features, with an emphasis on how they contribute to the animal's survival in the wild . . . Four foldouts offer larger images of some of these amazing creatures, while pencil drawings in the margins give readers the feeling that they are turning the pages of Arnosky's sketchbook . . . A great match for children who like their animals extra wild. Booklist Arnosky has been writing and illustrating books on nature and the environment since the 1970s and here focuses his artist's eye on the big predators of the world: lions, tigers, bears (oh my!), several other big cats, and wolves. Full-page, acrylic paintings grace every other page as well as the cover; in addition, four foldouts spill across two pages. The author also includes small, carefully rendered pencil sketches a typical bear skull or spot patterns on a dappled coat. Arnosky's text is highly personal, including details about how he created the paintings and his experiences tracking mountain lions . . . Included is a list of other titles for readers whose curiosity has been piqued by the brief text and by the author's obvious enthusiasm. This companion volume to Arnosky's dynamic Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying Predators (2012) and Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life (2013, both Sterling) is another eye-catching addition to a handsome body of work. School Library Journal"
"Lions and tigers and bears . . . and, well, a bunch of others in this look at some of the biggest animal carnivores on land . . . Lush acrylic paintings and descriptive text depict each predator's physical characteristics, habitat, hunting methods, diet, and special features, with an emphasis on how they contribute to the animal's survival in the wild . . . Four foldouts offer larger images of some of these amazing creatures, while pencil drawings in the margins give readers the feeling that they are turning the pages of Arnosky's sketchbook . . . A great match for children who like their animals extra wild." --Booklist "Arnosky has been writing and illustrating books on nature and the environment since the 1970s and here focuses his artist's eye on the big predators of the world: lions, tigers, bears (oh my!), several other big cats, and wolves. Full-page, acrylic paintings grace every other page as well as the cover; in addition, four foldouts spill across two pages. The author also includes small, carefully rendered pencil sketches--a typical bear skull or spot patterns on a dappled coat. Arnosky's text is highly personal, including details about how he created the paintings and his experiences tracking mountain lions . . . Included is a list of other titles for readers whose curiosity has been piqued by the brief text and by the author's obvious enthusiasm. This companion volume to Arnosky's dynamic Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying Predators (2012) and Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life (2013, both Sterling) is another eye-catching addition to a handsome body of work." --School Library Journal

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