- Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice Selection
- Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
- Winner, UNICEF, Ezra Jack Keats Award
- Short-listed, Governor General's Award, Children's Illustration Category
Nature leaps off the pages of this magnificent large-format collection, which pairs the award-winning titles The Wildlife ABC and The Wildlife 123. Engaging and enriching, this collection communicates a world of valuable information about wildlife and the natural environment almost wordlessly. Lush and highly detailed illustrations paired with delightful text will keep readers absorbed. Through innovative design, Jan Thornhill has created an interactive learning environment. Young readers can count the animals hiding in the intricate illustrations — are there really 1,000 tadpoles? (Yes, there are.) The Wildlife ABC & 123 features both exotic and familiar animals from around the globe. Some are endangered species, such as the Asian tiger, and some are animals from our own backyard, like the ant. Special “Nature Notes” at the end of the book provide additional information on each of the featured animals and their environments.close this panel
Jan Thornhill has published seven other award-winning books with Maple Tree Press. The Wildlife ABC and The Wildlife 123 were both finalists for the Governor General's Award for Illustration.close this panel
Her flamboyant drawings have the bold vibrancy of woodcuts.
It is a pleasure to see these fine books back in print to enchant another generation of children.
It’s like taking a safari ride…
Sumptuous -- The Wildlife ABC is a glorious spectacle...
…a powerful invitation for children to learn more about animals, as well as practice the languages of letters and numbers.
Maple Tree Press combines two top titles in one…written and illustrated in remarkably lush style by Jan Thornhill.
This combination book is enjoyable on so many levels… The exceptional artwork in this collection far surpasses the standard ABC or counting books.
The combination of these two books has resulted in an early-learning primer of uncommon beauty.
***** (of 5)
…two outstanding books…in one volume. Amusing handsome paintings accompany simple verses.