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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!

Why the Animals Came to Town Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781406329957
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406318012
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406318012
Publication date: 4th January 2010
Author: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About 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 ...

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