Cover image for Wild world / written by Angela McAllister ; illustrated by Hvass & Hannibal.
Wild world / written by Angela McAllister ; illustrated by Hvass & Hannibal.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Wide Eyed Editions, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018.

Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"Discover thirteen incredible habitats, from the Arctic's crystal kingdom to the deep sea. A facts and figures section at the back completes this beautiful tribute, composed in free verse, to the last wildernesses of our world."--Page [4] of cover.
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Hot, wet rainforest.
What is hidden below your green roof?
A steamy shadow-land
Of strangle-vines, scrambling
for a shaft of light,
Lush leaves searching for a
glimmer in the gloom . . .

A beautifully illustrated treasury of poems about the last wildernesses on Earth, from the crystal kingdom Arctic to the dusty savannah and the black-as-space deep sea. Stunning artwork brings 13 endangered habitats to life, while factual information at the back details the danger facing these incredible places.

Kirkus Reviews praised Wild World , saying, "McAllister's lovely, lyrical works provide fascinating perspectives on the Earth's varied--and fragile--natural habitats while inspiring mindfulness and a sense of stewardship. . . . Wild World is the perfect blend of poetry and environmentalism."

Author Notes

Author and illustrator Angela McAllister has written over thirty books for children. She also has illustrated books of poetry, adult non-fiction, and some of her children's books. her works include: the Digory series of books, Mommy's Little Sunflowers, The Double Life of Cora Parry, The Tide Turner, Scaredy Ghost, Maggie's Meglasaurus and Mungo Moonboots.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Poems offer loving tributes to 13 endangered world habitats, including the rainforest, Arctic, deep sea, outback, and desert. In lyrical free-verse, McAllister treats each environment as a distinctive character, while placing emphasis on vocabulary words through italics. A poem for the coral reef reads: "Jewel box of the ocean,/ Where gaudy fish, glint like trinkets in the sparkling blue./ Does the rainbow plunge here,/ Splashing color to life as scale and fin?" Back matter offers readers additional facts about the habitats, along with a plea to conserve and protect the wild. The digitally rendered illustrations from Danish illustrators Hvass&Hannibal can at times lack dimension; the artwork is at its most appealing when vine tendrils and octopus arms are allowed to encroach upon the space of the poems. Ages 4-7. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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