Animal group names are always interesting; all of us know about a gaggle of geese, but did you know that they are called a parcel of penguins and a flamboyance of flamingos? Wright added another fascinating visual element to this picture book: the animals are created from a combination of watercolor, pieces of fabric, and sometimes feathers. A great book for readers who like learning facts, or artists of any age who will appreciate the creative illustrations.— From Holiday Picks 2015
A drove of pigs, a romp of otters, an ostentation of peacocks, and a tower of giraffes. . . . This clever book introduces young readers to some of the words we use to refer to animals in a group. The ink, watercolor, and fabric collage art is brightly colored and uniquely sets this fun book apart from the crowd. Each page presents information about an animal and its group behavior, such as how geese fly in a V-shape and honk to encourage the leaders, and that sometimes tens of thousand of flamingos meet up in one location. Young readers will have a great time and create a wellspring of new vocabulary words.
About the Author
Anna Wright's rural upbringing in Scotland introduced her to nature, and her interior-designer aunt inspired Anna's love of fabric and wallpaper. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and uses her artistry to great effect on merchandise and in her original works and prints. Her work has been featured in House & Garden, Country Life, and Artists & Illustrators. This is Anna's first book.