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Animal ark : celebrating our wild world in poetry and pictures

by Alexander, Kwame,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 24 Libraries 25 of 30 copies
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Summary

A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird - pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate poetry of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world.

Featuring more than 40 unique animal portraits, the pages invite kids to explore each creature's markings, textures, and attributes in stunning detail, while calling on all of us to help protect each and every one. Three picture-packed gatefolds inside showcase even more familiar and exotic species. These images are part of Sartore's lifelong project to photograph every animal in the world, with special attention given to disappearing and endangered species.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The world's threatened species are celebrated in gorgeously hued photos and haiku in this engaging informational picture book. Photographer Joel Sartore, working with National Geographic Photo Ark, is attempting to photograph every captive species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects, to inspire people to save them. Full-color photographs show species alone or in groups on full- or double-page spreads. Three gatefolds display species in smaller portraits, labeled to indicate their risk of extinction. Newbery medalist Alexander's haiku leaps across the pages to express through poetry what Sartore does with images. Variations in font size, color, and placement on the page emphasizes each haiku's meaning, which, purposely, doesn't always align with traditional haiku syllable form (an author's note explains further). Sartore's eye-catching photographs, accompanied by Alexander's poetry ­most notably the multistanza Chorus of Creatures ­movingly affirms that our actions matter and may lead readers to endeavor to help save these endangered species.--Rawlins, Sharon Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sartore, founder of the Photo Ark project-which aims to photograph every animal in captivity amid threats facing many creatures across the globe-teams up with Newbery Medalist Alexander and collaborating writers Hess and Nikaido to provide an up-close look at dozens of animals, in poetry and photographs. Haiku is the form of choice for the poems, though the writers play loose with syllable counts. Most animals get their own poems ("homes of courage/ on humble backs/ this is not a race," reads one, as four ploughshare tortoises sit side by side against a white backdrop), though some poems reference multiple creatures. At several points, full-page gatefolds expand to accommodate many more of Sartore's photographs, as well as a multistanza poem titled "Chorus of Creatures." Unfortunately, there's a lingering sense of a mismatch between the scope of the project and the format of the book. The grids of images on the foldout pages hardly do justice to the striking detail in Sartore's photos, and the discursiveness of the longer poem clashes with the brevity of the three-line poems appearing throughout. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Animals -- Juvenile poetry.
Animals -- Poetry.
Poetry.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :2017
Other Titles Poems.
AnimalArk
Contributors Hess, Mary Rand, author.
Nikaido, Deanna, author.
Sartore, Joel, photographer.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged, some folded) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781426327674
1426327676
9781426327681
1426327684
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