This brilliantly illustrated book takes young readers to the planet's wild regions, including forests, jungles, tundras, and deserts to discover the animals that call it home.
This captivating book brings the natural world into sharp focus. Beautifully colored and intricately detailed illustrations depict places as exotic and wide-ranging as Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park, Russia's Sikhote-Alin mountain range, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka, Daintree National Park in Australia, the Mexican desert, and China's bamboo forests. The animals that live in these remote places, cleverly hidden in the trees, plants, and flowers, create a marvelous challenge for young readers to find and identify. Each spread contains more than twenty different species including birds, snakes, frogs, iguanas, leopards, tigers, gorillas, pandas, and wolves. The back of the book is filled with additional information about the animals and their habitats. Young readers will find much to discover, explore, and learn in this absorbing celebration of our planet and the amazing creatures we share it with.
About the Author
MIA CASSANY is the author of numerous books for children including Atlas of Imaginary Places and Great Ports of the World (both by Prestel). She is the co-founder of Mosquito Books. She lives in Barcelona, Spain.
MARCUS NAVARRO is an illustrator living in Spain. This is his first book.
“…beautifully illustrated…This book is a real treasure.” —Seattle Book Review
"This book takes readers on an unforgettable journey to some of the most amazing habitats around the globe, and does so through wonderfully presented facts and the most stunning and captivating illustrations." —Word Spelunking
"Wilderness not only highlights some of the worlds protected wilderness in brief text and gorgeous illustrations, but it's also a fun search-and-find and counting book as well...a powerful reminder of the importance and value of the world's few remaining wilderness areas." —GEO Librarian