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Find Out About ... Animal Homes

By Martin Jenkins
Illustrated by Jane McGuinness

A colourful and gentle introduction to the concept of animal homes for young children.

Lots of animals have homes, but not all homes are the same! An orangutan builds a new nest every day, a prairie dog lives in its burrow for years – and a reindeer is always on the move! From the award-winning author Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Jane McGuinness, this beautiful picture book is a perfect introduction to different kinds of animal homes.

  • Supports key stage 1 science curriculum topic of animals.
  • A rhythmic picture book text comparing different animal homes is supported by smaller caption text that gives more information.
  • Jane McGuinness won the Sebastian Walker Prize in 2016, and wrote and illustrated the Nature Storybook Say Hi to Hedgehogs! Martin Jenkins is a prolific and award-winning children's non-fiction writer.

About the author

Martin Jenkins is a conservation biologist and author of many groundbreaking non-fiction books. He worked for ten years for World Conservation Monitoring Centre, writing about a range of conservation issues, and since 1990 he has worked freelance for organizations such as WWF and a number of UN bodies concerned with conservation and the environment. Martin’s jobs have varied greatly: “I’ve been an orchid-sleuth in Germany, a timber detective in Kenya and an investigator of the chameleon trade in Madagascar.” Martin’s children’s books include Emperors Egg, winner of the Times Junior Information Book of the Year Award and Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back, which was shortlisted for the same award. Martin lives in Cambridge.

About the illustrator

Jane McGuinness studied Illustration at Maidstone for her BA before completing an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She enjoys experimenting with styles and materials; her most recent work has involved a mixture of ink and brushwork, followed by careful digital tinkering. In early 2016 Jane was awarded the Sebastian Walker Prize for Illustration. Her first picture book, Say Hi to Hedgehogs, was published in 2018. She lives in Birmingham. Follow Jane on Twitter under the handle @janelikesyou, or visit her at her website: www.janemcguinness.co.uk.

ISBN: 9781406386431
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 3, 2021
Dimensions: 230 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 07/03/21 at 21:45:08
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