Title: WHEN THE STORKS CAME HOME
Series: NATURE’S WISDOM
Author: ISABELLA TREE
Illustrator: ALEXANDRA FINKELDEY
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
Genre: CHILDREN’S FICTION, BASED ON A TRUE STORY, ENVIRONMENT, NATURE, BIRDS, REWILDING
Number Of Pages: 34
Target Age: 4 to 8 year Olds
Publisher: IVY KIDS – A DIVISION OF QUARTO PRESS
Received From: NETGALLEY
Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
When The Storks Came Home is a charming, fictionalized retelling of the successful reintroduction of the white stork at the Knepp Estate, a UK native bird that has been brought back from extinction.
In this second picture book from best-selling author and globally significant conservationist Isabella Tree, we meet eight-year-old Beanie, who loves birds. When she discovers that huge white storks used to live in her own village but were hunted to extinction in the UK 600 years ago, she is determined to find a way to bring them back.
But reintroducing a vanished species is not so simple! Storks can fly hundreds of miles, so releasing storks into the local countryside won’t be enough to make them return and stay for good. With the help of other villagers, Beanie hatches a plan…
Beautiful illustrations help bring this powerful and important story to life, teaching children about conservation and their environment in an accessible way.
WHEN THE STORKS CAME HOME written by ISABELLA TREE and illustrated by Canadian artist ALEXANDRA FINKELDEY is a fabulous children’s book that combines great storytelling with lessons about the environment and about the impact of humans on animal/bird habitats.
Aimed at children ages 4 to 8, this book will also interest older children. Parents will also find the story interesting and with photos and details included at the back of the book, are sure to learn new information about the stork project and about the concept of “rewilding.”
When I saw the illustration of the stork with its neck bent backwards I was surprised. Before reading this book I had no idea how storks mated and how they contort their necks. I found that information fascinating.
For all of the above reasons I am rating WHEN THE STORKS CAME HOME as 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
*** Thank you to #NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book. ***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Isabella Tree is an award-winning nature and travel author, and conservation pioneer.
Her best-selling adult book Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm (200,000 copies sold) tells the story of Knepp, the groundbreaking rewilding project in West Sussex that she started with her husband, the environmentalist Charlie Burrell.
She is also the author of the critically acclaimed children’s book When We Went Wild, which relates the benefits of rewilding to the next generation of conservationists.
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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Alexandra Finkeldey is an illustrator based in Ottawa, Canada.
She uses both traditional and digital mediums to capture her favorite subjects, which typically include animals, people, plants, and food.
She has long been inspired by nature, animation, travel, and video games, which has translated into vibrant and often unreal color palettes as they appear in her work.
Read a fantastic interview with Alexandra Finkeldey HERE.
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ABOUT THE PUBLISHER:
Ivy Kids produces beautiful books that will get kids making, creating, thinking, playing and dreaming.
Covering all sorts of areas, including cool, contemporary kids’ crafts, awesome art activities, and fresh nonfiction topics, our books will get kids of all ages imagining, innovating, and above all, having fun!
Ivy Kids brings you beautiful, sustainably printed books to rewild your child, nurture creativity, and foster a deep connection with the living world.
Winner of the Sustainability Award at the Independent Publishers Guild Awards 2022.
Ivy Kids books are planet-friendly, printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, locally to where they will be sold.
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