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Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Petr Horáček

Song of the Wild: A First Book of Wild Animals by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Petr Horáček Review Copy from Candlewick Press Nicola Davies is a wonderful and prolific author of fiction and non-fiction. With a degree in zoology and time spent studying whales and bats, as well as work with the BBC's Natural History Unit, Davies shines when writing books about animals and the natural world. I've reviewed eight of her books in as many years and am always delighted and entranced by her work. With Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals, Davies adds another title to her collection of essential books for all children (more in this series at the end of the review). On thing I especially appreciate about her work is the breadth and organization that she brings to each subject, which is probably informed by her training and work as a zoologist. Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals is divided into five sections: Big and Small, Colors and Shapes, Animal Homes, Animal Babies, and Anim…

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