Synopses & Reviews
The stellar team who brought us On the Farm present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple, clever poems and vibrant woodcuts.
From the lion standing alone on the African savannah to the panda in a bamboo forest, from the rhinoceros with its boot-like face to the Arctic polar bear disappearing in the snow, the earth is full of curious and wonderful animals, each more extraordinary than the next. David Elliott’s pithy, lyrical verse and Holly Meade’s stunning woodcut and watercolor illustrations reveal a world of remarkable beauty and wonder — and offer an enticing introduction to both favorite animals and poetic forms.
This collection of 14 original poems captures the creatures of the wild in stunning woodcut illustrations, gloriously presented in full spreads that move from the searing Savannah to the freezing Arctic. Full color.
About the Author
David Elliott is the author of several books for young readers, including On the Farm,
the acclaimed companion book to In the Wild; Finn Throws a Fit!,
illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering; and the New York Times best-selling And Here’s to You!,
illustrated by Randy Cecil. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.
Holly Meade (1956-2013) wrote and illustrated IF I NEVER FOREVER ENDEAVOR. She earned a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in HUSH! A THAI LULLABY by Minfong Ho. She also illustrated AND THEN COMES HALLOWEEN by Tom Brenner; ON THE FARM, IN THE WILD, and IN THE SEA by David Elliott; and many others.