Why the Animals Came to Town by Michael Foreman
  

Why the Animals Came to Town

Written by Michael Foreman

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Prize-winning illustrator Michael Foreman sends an important message about taking care of our planet so that all the creatures that live in it can be kept safe in this stunning picture book. When a small boy wakes in the night he finds the street filled with all kinds of surprising animals. They bring direct information about the destruction of their homelands. With loveable illustrations and lilting rhythms, Michael Foreman has created a fun and beautiful book with a serious message. Everyone must take notice!

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Why the Animals Came to Town by Michael Foreman

This is a powerful environmental plea from one of Britain's finest illustrators. Baboons and bison, beavers, bats, ostriches and meerkats: animals from all over the world have come to our street! One boy's nocturnal visit from a parade of dancing animals warns us all that the world we share is in danger.

About the Author

Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit.

He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt with disarmament and received rave reviews. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty of his own books and over a hundred by authors as varied as Shakespeare, J.M. Barrie, the Brothers Grimm and former Python, Terry Jones. He has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and has won numerous prizes including the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice), the Francis Williams Prize (twice) and the Aigle d’Argent at the Festival International du Livre in France. Michael is married and has three sons.

He spends most of his time in London, but regularly visits St Ives, Cornwall, where he owns the painter Ben Nicholson’s old house.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: 4+

Author

Michael Foreman
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th January 2010

ISBN

9781406318012

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