“(this) informative guidebook combines casual descriptions of the animals with grainy illustrations reminiscent of vintage flashcards…Congdon’s paintings are characterized by naturalistic details and touches of surprising whimsy—an owl’s feathers are embellished in gold, purples, and reds—communicating a palpable sense of wonder in the bountiful diversity of animals.”
Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“this big, handsome book with its attractive layout and a rich colour palette really does deliver the goods. From Aardvark to Zigzag Salamander, from Krill to Quahog, each and all are a feast for the eye and a sop to the curious of mind”
Lisa McGuinness is well known for her best-selling picture book Bee and Me, as well as Baby Turtle’s Tale, both co-authored by the duo. She is also the author of Gotcha Covered. McGuiness is a writer and freelance children’s book editor who lives in Northern California with her husband and two children, as well as two extraordinary, ordinary kitties and dog.
Lisa Congdon is an illustrator and fine artist. She has been creating things since she was young, but did not begin painting until she was 33 years old. Lisa currently lives in San Francisco with her partner, Clay Lauren Walsh, her 10 pound Chihuahua, Wilfredo, and her two cats, Barry and Margaret. Please visit her on the web at lisacongdon.com.
got this book at the bookstore, who could resist such illustrations? the color and beauty are perfect for children, and the animals are still very realistic. Read morePublished 17 months ago by A. Whipp
my 6 year old child is enthralled with this book! We originally got it at the library and I could tell a few weeks would not be enough time with this book. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by Amazon Customer