Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Wild Tracks
A 2009 ALA Notable Bookand#160;and#8220;A splendid example of Arnosky's skill at making natural history come alive for young readers.and#8221;--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
and#8220;Arnosky's infectious enthusiasm for nature is evident...Worthy...for its inviting format and its promising premise that kids can find tracks, interpret them, and have a great time outdoors.and#8221;--School Library Journal, starred review
and#8220;A terrific beginning field guide...the uniformly lovely illustrations and the compelling concept make this a book that young naturalists will enjoy year-round.and#8221;--Booklistand#160;Praise for Slither and Crawl:
A 2009 Parents' Choice List of Recommended Titles
"Arnosky's painterly eye and personal observations match handsomely in this face-to-face experienceand#8230;. handsome, informative."--School Library Journaland#160; (starred review)
and#8220;and#8230;beautiful and very detailed illustrations--Arnosky's love of nature is contagious." --Library Media Connection
andldquo;Combining larger-than-life illustrations and thoughtful field notes, Arnosky takes readers on a tour of insect life. Foldout spreads display mayflies, dragonflies, beetles, butterflies, moths, and more, with each insect vividly described. . . . As with his other nature-themed books, Arnosky brings a personal and improvisational feeling to his work, including pencil sketches and writing that shares his own experiences. . . . Arnoskyand#39;s inquisitive spirit and gentle prose will likely move readers to take his cue to andlsquo;be mindful of the small.andrsquo;andrdquo; andmdash;Publishers Weekly (*Starred review)
In his fourth stunning nonfiction picture book for Sterling Children's Books, acclaimed naturalist and illustrator Jim Arnosky brings out the beauty--and the wow and the yuck factors--of hundreds of insects and spiders.Eight spectacular gatefolds show moths and mosquitoes, butterflies and beetles, spiders and silverfish life-size, up-close, and personal A CCBC Choice 2013, the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children's Book Center.
Acclaimed naturalist and illustrator Jim Arnosky brings out the beautyandmdash;and the andldquo;wow!andrdquo; and the andldquo;yuck!andrdquo; factorsandmdash;of hundreds of insects and spiders.and#160;Eight spectacular gatefolds show moths and mosquitoes, butterflies and beetles, spiders and silverfish life-size, up close, and personal!
A CCBC Choice 2013, the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Childrenand#39;s Book Center.
About the Author
Jim Arnosky is the author/illustrator of more than 100 books for young readers, and has been honored for his overall contribution to literature for children. He received the first lifetime achievement award for Excellence in Science Illustration from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Washington Post/Childrenand#39;s Book Guild Award for nonfiction. His first book for Sterling, Wild Tracks, was a 2008 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a 2009 ALA Notable. His gatefold books for Sterling have earned starred reviews, and Thunder Birds was included on the Bluebonnet Master List for the state of TX. Jim and his wife, Deanna, travel all over the US for school and library visits, meeting hundreds of kids every year. Visit jimarnosky.com to learn more. He lives in South Ryegate, VT.