for Wild and Swampy by Jim Arnosky
Are you ready to go to places that are dark and strange? Eager to see animals, including alligators, snakes, and unusual birds?
Jim Arnosky has created a picture-book excursion that gives you a feeling for the mystery of swamps. He also gives you tips about how to spot wildlife, and information about their habits.
Based on his acute powers of observation, the paintings, perhaps the best of his long career, are rich with mood. Ever searching for new ways to bring readers along on his adventures, Jim Arnosky has included wonderful pen-and-ink sketches that give additional visual information and feeling for the area.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2001 -- selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl.