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Do You Know Where the Animals Live?

Discovering the Incredible Creatures All Around Us

by (author) Peter Wohlleben

translated by Shelley Tanaka

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
May 2021
Category
General, General, Animal Welfare, Trees & Forests
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771646598
    Publish Date
    May 2021
    List Price
    $24.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5

Description

“In addition to covering typical informational subjects, [Peter Wohlleben] speaks to high-interest questions and those not usually seen in children’s books. For instance, readers can find out what happens to animal poop, if there can ever be too many animals, if animals dream …. A great resource for kids to start thinking about and exploring the natural world.”
Booklist

“Smart, fun, funny, and fact-packed, [Do You Know Where the Animals Live?] is an irresistible introduction to the endlessly enchanting lives of our fellow creatures.”
Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus

“I absolutely love this book. Children of all ages—and adults too—will be fascinated and motivated to go out and explore the wonders of the animal kingdom in their area. Every family should have a copy and every school library one or more. In fact, Do You Know Where Animals Live? should be part of the curriculum.”
Jane Goodall

“[Wohlleben] turns his keen eye to some incredible creatures to share his knowledge about what it’s like to be an animal.”
Globe and Mail

“A great book to put in the hands of any kid who wants to grow up to be a forest ranger, zoo keeper, veterinarian, animal trainer.”
Archimedes Notebook

“This book is so big-hearted, so inviting, and so packed with fun info and things to do that when I first saw it I kept thinking, ‘I wish this existed when I was a kid.’ You’re lucky this terrific book is here now for you!”
Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel

“Peter Wohlleben's Do You Know Where the Animals live? is an excellent and easy-to-read rich source of information about the fascinating lives of many of the other animals—including neighbors we encounter daily—with whom we share our magnificent planet.”
Marc Bekoff, author of Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do and Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible

“This book is a perfect remedy for Nature Deficit Disorder. By posing questions, revealing little-known facts, and suggesting activities, Wohlleben delightfully cultivates curiosity and stokes stewardship in children and, I hope, their parents.”
Jonathan Balcombe, author of Super Fly, and What a Fish Knows

“From the man who taught the whole world that plants ‘talk,’ and ‘feel,’ and warn their friends of danger, comes an utterly charming book for young readers. Parents: If you read this out loud to your children, I guarantee that you too will learn something you didn’t know. I did not know, for example, that whales have no lips, and the mother must squirt milk into her child.”
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of the New York Times bestsellers When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie about Love.

“The captivating photographic cover ...will reach out to student animal lovers. They will read this book for pleasure as they learn about all things wild animals….the author delivers….Interesting enough to be read cover to cover, this title would also work well for primary research with its table of contents and extensive index. Educators can use this title to teach these text features along with picture captions and an engaging, conversational narrative. Recommended.”
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About the authors

Peter Wohlleben is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees and its follow-ups The Inner Life of Animals and The Secret Wisdom of Nature. Peter lives in Germany next to a big, magical forest. He is currently working on another book for kids, all about tree children.

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SHELLEY TANAKA is an award-winning author, translator and editor. She has written more than twenty books for children and young adults, winning the Orbis Pictus Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Science in Society Book Award and the Information Book Award, and she has twice been nominated for the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis. Other honors include Texas Blue Bonnet runner-up, School Library Journal Best Books, ALA Notables and IRA Young Adults’ Choice. Her translation of Michel Noel’s Good for Nothing won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and was on the IBBY Honor List (Commended). Shelley teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts, in the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

 

Shelley Tanaka's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“In addition to covering typical informational subjects, [Peter Wohlleben] speaks to high-interest questions and those not usually seen in children’s books. For instance, readers can find out what happens to animal poop, if there can ever be too many animals, if animals dream …. A great resource for kids to start thinking about and exploring the natural world.”
Booklist

“Smart, fun, funny, and fact-packed, [Do You Know Where the Animals Live?] is an irresistible introduction to the endlessly enchanting lives of our fellow creatures.”
Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus

“I absolutely love this book. Children of all ages—and adults too—will be fascinated and motivated to go out and explore the wonders of the animal kingdom in their area. Every family should have a copy and every school library one or more. In fact, Do You Know Where Animals Live? should be part of the curriculum.”
Jane Goodall

“[Wohlleben] turns his keen eye to some incredible creatures to share his knowledge about what it’s like to be an animal.”
Globe and Mail

“A great book to put in the hands of any kid who wants to grow up to be a forest ranger, zoo keeper, veterinarian, animal trainer.”
Archimedes Notebook

“This book is so big-hearted, so inviting, and so packed with fun info and things to do that when I first saw it I kept thinking, ‘I wish this existed when I was a kid.’ You’re lucky this terrific book is here now for you!”
Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel

“Peter Wohlleben's Do You Know Where the Animals live? is an excellent and easy-to-read rich source of information about the fascinating lives of many of the other animals—including neighbors we encounter daily—with whom we share our magnificent planet.”
Marc Bekoff, author of Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do and Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible

“This book is a perfect remedy for Nature Deficit Disorder. By posing questions, revealing little-known facts, and suggesting activities, Wohlleben delightfully cultivates curiosity and stokes stewardship in children and, I hope, their parents.”
Jonathan Balcombe, author of Super Fly, and What a Fish Knows

“From the man who taught the whole world that plants ‘talk,’ and ‘feel,’ and warn their friends of danger, comes an utterly charming book for young readers. Parents: If you read this out loud to your children, I guarantee that you too will learn something you didn’t know. I did not know, for example, that whales have no lips, and the mother must squirt milk into her child.”
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of the New York Times bestsellers When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie about Love.

“The captivating photographic cover ...will reach out to student animal lovers. They will read this book for pleasure as they learn about all things wild animals….the author delivers….Interesting enough to be read cover to cover, this title would also work well for primary research with its table of contents and extensive index. Educators can use this title to teach these text features along with picture captions and an engaging, conversational narrative. Recommended.”
School Library Connections

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