Saturday, February 29, 2020

Bringing Back the Wolves: How a Predator Restored an Ecosystem

Bringing Back the Wolves is a beautifully illustrated all-ages book about an experiment which unfolded over some years in Yellowstone National Park. Due out 3rd March 2020 from Kids Can Press, it's 40 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

This is an accessible, science based, wonderfully illustrated story. The text by Jude Isabella is clear and concise without being dry or dull. Graphics and sidebar notes show the direct and indirect interactions of species in the park environment. The art by Kim Smith supports and enhances the story. The illustrations are detailed and appealing.  Ecological concepts are highlighted in bold text and defined immediately in accessible language in context.

The book includes a good table of contents, an index and resource and links list for further reading. This would make a superlative classroom or library read as well as a great selection for a young person. I really liked this book.

Four stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.


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