Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 2 to 5
- Grade: p to 2
Governor General’s Award finalist The Wildlife 123 is now available as a newly formatted paperback! Nature in all its splendor leaps off the pages of this magnificent, interactive early-learning primer, which features exotic and familiar animals from around the world.
From one panda bear to one thousand tadpoles, this counting book communicates simple information through colorful illustrations and classic design; every page will spark young readers’ interest and imagination. At the end of the book, “Nature Notes” provide additional information on each of the featured animals and their habitats, encouraging children to spend more time with this rich read.
About the author
Jan Thornhill is an author, illustrator and designer who brings her fascination with the natural world to her books for children. They include I Found a Dead Bird (National Parenting Publications Gold Award, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award); The Wildlife 123 (UNICEF-Ezra Jack Keats International Award for Excellence in Children’s Book Illustration, Governor General’s Award finalist); and The Wildlife ABC (Governor General’s Award finalist). Jan recently won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People. She spends her spare time in the woods obsessively collecting and cataloguing wild mushrooms and slime molds.
- Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Best Books for Kids and Teens
Other titles by Jan Thornhill
A Story of Seasonal Change
I Am Josephine
(And I Am a Living Thing)
The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow
The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk
Is This Panama?
A Migration Story
The Wildlife ABC
A Nature Alphabet Book
Who Wants Pizza?
The Kids' Guide to the History, Science & Culture of Food
This Is My Planet
The Kids' Guide to Global Warming
Animal Legends from Around the World
I Found a Dead Bird
The Kids' Guide to the Cycle of Life and Death