What in the Wild?

by David M. Schwartz, Yael Schy, and Dwight Kuhn

Following the same format used in Where in the Wild? (2008) and Where Else... read more

Following the same format used in Where in the Wild? (2008) and Where Else in the Wild? (2009), both published by Tricycle Press, authors David M. Schwartz and Yael Schy again collaborate with photographer Dwight Kuhn to inspire curiosity about the natural world. Each page spread is comprised of a poem that offers clues to the origin and identity of the animal sign from nature shown in the photograph on the facing page. A clever fold-out reveals a second full-page photo of the creature that made or left the sign along with informational text. “Skittery, scattery, / Gathery, chattery— / Stashing my treasures / Where no one can see” begins the poem “Leafy Lair.” The accompanying photo shows a mass of gathered leaves in the bare branches of a tree. Open the fold-out page and a gray squirrel is pictured in front of its nest and information about how gray squirrels make their nests is provided. Ten mysterious photographs and accompanying poems, along with the additional photos and information about each, comprise this intriguing volume. (Ages 6–10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011

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