Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild (Hardcover)

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By Katie Cotton, Stephen Walton (Illustrator)
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Counting Lions is a large-format picture book that would not be out of place on a coffee table. The illustrations are meticulous photo-realistic pencil drawings of animals, starting with one lion and going through to ten zebras. There is an astonishing level of detail in the art, which allows us to stare down a lion, get close to gorillas or feel the restless energy of macaws. The text is a series of short poetic descriptions of the animals, which also contains a surprising amount of detail. Counting Lions could be a counting picture book for kids, which is where you'll find it shelved; but it would also be a beautiful and thoughtful gift for any lover of animals or fine art. -- Clare D.

— From Beautiful Gift Books - Holidays 2015


A spectacular, visually stunning celebration of wildlife--and gentle counting book--that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Exquisite charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures--lions, elephants, giraffes, pandas, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, turtles, macaws, and zebras--startle the viewer with their size and astonishing detail. A poetic text notes each creature's particular qualities and behavior, while providing a quiet counting exercise and a reminder that these animals must be cherished and protected.

About the Author

Katie Cotton studied English at Oxford University and worked in education before becoming a writer and editor of children's picture books. She lives in London. Stephen Walton is a self-taught, award-winning artist who works at Bury Art Museum in Manchester, U.K. He lives in England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763682071
ISBN-10: 0763682071
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: October 13th, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English