Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild (Hardcover)

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By Katie Cotton, Stephen Walton (Illustrator)
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This stunning, illustrated book of endangered animals, asks readers to think about counting animals from a new perspective. As Virginia McKenna's introduction reminds us of the "counting crisis" as the numbers of animals decreases drastically each year. Contains poetic descriptions of each animal, followed by facts about the animals, as well as their protected status.

— From Holiday Picks 2015


A spectacular, visually stunning celebration of wildlife--and gentle counting book--that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Exquisite charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures--lions, elephants, giraffes, pandas, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, turtles, macaws, and zebras--startle the viewer with their size and astonishing detail. A poetic text notes each creature's particular qualities and behavior, while providing a quiet counting exercise and a reminder that these animals must be cherished and protected.

About the Author

Katie Cotton studied English at Oxford University and worked in education before becoming a writer and editor of children's picture books. She lives in London. Stephen Walton is a self-taught, award-winning artist who works at Bury Art Museum in Manchester, U.K. He lives in England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763682071
ISBN-10: 0763682071
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: October 13th, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English