Wild Animals of the North
Translated by Jen Calleja
Flying Eye Books (5+)
From the polar bears of the Arctic to the North American pumas and pandas in Asia, Wild Animals of the North takes children on an exciting journey of discovery. The stunning and accurate drawings show these animals in all their natural majesty and the witty and charming descriptions will teach children all about their new favourite animals.
These beautiful, expressive illustrations of animals capture their motion and personality in a way that is truly remarkable for such stylized images. The 3D effect of the stunning geometric line and use of colour makes them truly live and breathe on the page. The colour palette is subtle but beautifully suited to both habitats and the animals we meet there. The variety of layout makes every page turn a surprise and continually engages the reader's interest. The interplay of text and images make this a really enjoyable and memorable learning experience.
Dieter Braun is a freelance illustrator and children's book author from Hamburg, Germany. He studied Communication Design at the Folkwangschule in Essen. Clients include international publications like Time Magazine, The New York Times, stern, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, Elle and Glamour. The illustrations for the anniversary edition of Momo by Michael Ende are among his most recent work.