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WILD WILD WEST by Constance Perenyi


by Constance Perenyi & illustrated by Constance Perenyi

Age Range: 5 - 10

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1993
ISBN: 0-912365-82-X
Publisher: Sasquatch

 Eleven habitats--the Arctic tundra, the rain forest that harbors the spotted owl, a beaver pond, the Sonoran Desert, a Hawaiian coral reef, a city, etc.--each illustrated with a double-spread collage that effectively evokes the milieu in a simple graphic style; though the wildlife isn't rendered literally, Perenyi skillfully captures its essence. The text offers just a taste of information--a brief statement on what makes each habitat unique, two or three additional salient facts, a list of the few species shown (mostly clear, though the birds on Washington's tidal mud flats aren't easy to sort out). A handsome, provocative introduction that should stimulate interest in and appreciation for nature. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)