Wild Tracks! A Guide to Nature's Footprints by Jim Arnosky


Wild Tracks! A Guide to Nature's Footprints by Jim Arnosky

A stunningly illustrated introduction to the animal world that will have kids on the prowl. When children learn to recognise and read animal tracks they're actually mastering an ancient language of shapes and patterns - and gaining knowledge of the natural world. Acclaimed artist and naturalist Jim Arnosky has created a breath-taking and informative reference on the subject, filled with intricately drawn prints from creatures both wild and domestic, as well as large-scale paintings of the animals in their environments. Adding to the eye-catching illustrations are four awesome gatefolds that display paintings of a bobcat, wolf, deer, and a variety of hoofed animals right next to their prints. This is the perfect gift for a budding naturalist, animal lover, or artist.


* This is a splendid example of Arnosky's skill at making natural history come alive for young readers. Kirkus Reviews (starred review).. .a terrific beginning field guide...the uniformly lovely illustrations and the compelling concept make this a book that young naturalists will enjoy year-round.

School Library Journal, starred review2009 ALA NotableNamed to 2008 School Library Journal 's Best Books of the Year ListWinner of the 2008 ASPCA(r) Henry Bergh Children's Book Award in the Nonfiction Environment and Ecology category

About the Author

Jim Arnosky has written and illustrated more than 100 books and been honoured for his contribution to children's literature. He received the first lifetime achievement award for Excellence in Science Illustration from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for nonfiction. Many of his books are ALA Notable Books, and he has collected numerous starred reviews. Jim travels all over the US for school and library visits. Visit jimarnosky.com to learn more.

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32 pages
Interest Age: Aged 6 to 10


Jim Arnosky
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Publication date

2nd July 2015



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