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PRAISE FOR AMAZING ANIMALS:
“…beautifully rendered acrylic paintings…. It is an eclectic collection … it’s a good fit for those young nonfiction readers who enjoy absorbing bizarre facts.”
—Booklist

“…the detailed paintings and surprising details should captivate readers for whom an ideal Saturday would be spent touring a natural history museum.”
—Publishers Weekly

“An attractive compendium of critter facts, accompanied by…stellar acrylic paintings…. This book has great eye appeal for young browsers, and the olio of factoids may prompt further investigations by curious kids.”
—School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR IN MY BACKYARD:
“… A necessary library purchase, this is also sure to find a home on budding artists’ and young naturalists’ bookshelves.”
– Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR WHEN WE GO CAMPING:
“A dreamy, poetic text and rich, detailed paintings celebrates the pure wilderness….”
School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR WILD BABIES:
“Exceptionally lifelike wildlife paintings will draw young nature lovers to this attractive book… [A] high-quality book well worth purchasing.”
Booklist

About the Author

MARGRIET RUURS is the author of numerous books for children, including Wild Babies and A Mountain Alphabet. She has a Masters Degree in Education and has spent many years both writing books for children and teaching children about books. She has also spent a great deal of time hiking and camping in the mountains and traveling. Margriet Ruurs has lived across North America and now makes her home in Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.

Born in Timmins, Ontario, celebrated Canadian artist W. ALLAN HANCOCK has had a fascination with the natural world from his childhood days. Hancock’s artwork has been selected for numerous fundraising projects for conservation purposes. Among these honors, Allan’s artwork has been featured twice on the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp. He is also the youngest artist ever selected as Artist of the Year by Ducks Unlimited Canada. Allan’s artwork can be found in collections throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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