by David McLimans
than just another alphabet book, Gone
Wild is an art book for all ages,
especially older children. The book features clever black- and-while illustrations of 26 different
endangered animals drawn in the shape of the letters that start their
names. Each page also lists the animal's habitat, range/location, and
reason it is threatened.
McLiman's letters brim with inventiveness and creativity. Done in black and white on glossy paper, they'd actually make great classroom decorations (w/ 2 books), since they're sure to spur creativity and thinking outside the box!
Wild has something for everyone. Children who have just
learned the alphabet will delight in applying their new found
knowledge to 'decode' these creative animal-theme
letters. And older children will appreciate the book's creativity and
- Caldecott Award Winners: 2007 Honor Book
- American Library Assoc. Notable Book 2007
- National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children's Book 2007
- New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award 2006
Below are samples of how the letters get turned into an animal that starts with that letter. Each letter is accompanied by a small image of the animal being depicted as well as details about that animal.
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You may also want to check out other books illustrated by David McLimans. To learn more, click on the images below or here. :)