Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
- Reading age: 4 to 8
Tom Hunter's outstanding artwork and clever brainteasers provide entertainment and instruction for children, parents and teachers. Canada is home to hundreds of species of amphibians, reptiles and insects, as well as over 1,200 different kinds of larger animals: birds, fish and mammals. Hunter provides an introduction to many of these species. Canadian Wildlife Activity Book: Volume One contains over 200 detailed illustrations, including the largest creature that has appeared on Earth: BC's blue whale, a mammal that weighs up to 120 tonnes. Canada is also home to North America's smallest mammal—the pygmy shrew, which weighs about the same as a soda cracker.
The Canadian Library Association calls this "a splendid activity book . . .drawings are accurate and the animals look as if they could step off the page . . .invaluable on a family camping holiday."
About the author
Tom Hunter (1927–2022) was a respected wildlife artist who combined his love of nature with his artistic training to illustrate the natural history, birds, mammals, and fish of Western Canada. His panels appeared in Wildlife Review, and for many years his illustrations were featured in BC Outdoors magazine. He authored the bestselling Canadian Wildlife Activity Book series and Wildlife of Western Canada.