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Counting Lions : Portraits from the Wild
by Katie Cotton and Stephen Walton and Virginia McKenna


Overview - A spectacular, visually stunning celebration of wildlife and gentle counting book that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Exquisite charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures lions, elephants, giraffes, pandas, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, turtles, macaws, and zebras startle the viewer with their size and astonishing detail.
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More About Counting Lions by Katie Cotton; Stephen Walton; Virginia McKenna
 
 
 
Overview
A spectacular, visually stunning celebration of wildlife and gentle counting book that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Exquisite charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures lions, elephants, giraffes, pandas, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, turtles, macaws, and zebras startle the viewer with their size and astonishing detail. A poetic text notes each creature s particular qualities and behavior, while providing a quiet counting exercise and a reminder that these animals must be cherished and protected."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763682071
  • ISBN-10: 0763682071
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6
  • Dimensions: 13.8 x 11.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Endangered
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Concepts - Counting & Numbers
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Animal Welfare

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-08-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

Arresting charcoal portraits of endangered animals, drawn in near-photographic detail, command attention in this counting book, which begins with “one lion” and ends with “ten zebras.” The large-scale b&w images are set against white backgrounds and paired with poems printed in a bright orange suggestive of the threats the animals face. Cotton’s pensive, unrhymed works describe the animals’ behaviors, physical attributes, and beauty: “Five elephants travel the dusty paths of memory./ From the day of their birth, the babies walk./ They walk into adulthood and beyond,/ following the paths set by their mothers before them.” Several poems also touch on the diminishing numbers of the species: “Does she know they are too few?/ What future is there for/ these four fighters?/ Four tigers.” Endnotes offering information about the animals and their endangered statuses conclude this powerful tribute to vulnerable creatures. All ages. (Oct.)

 
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