From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals comes a book for kids ages 8-12 about animals at home and around the world. Get ready to become an animal expert!
Have you ever wondered ….
In this highly visual, fun, and interactive book, kids will get to know all sorts of animals, from birds and caterpillars in their own backyard, to grizzly bears in chilly Alaska, to puffer fish in the waters of Australia. Through a mix of activities, facts, stories, and pictures, kids will learn how to spot animal homes and follow their movements. How our actions impact animals and their ability to survive and thrive in nature. And kids will meet some of the wildest and most interesting creatures on Earth, including ones that like to impress their friends, and others who are masters of disguise.
This wonderful introduction to the animal kingdom features playful questions, fun quizzes, and at-home activities that will help kids study animals in their own backyards—and make the world a better place for them. Perfect for STEM home-schooling, online learning, and outdoor education.
PETER WOHLLEBEN is the author of several books about the natural world, including The Hidden Life of Trees, The Inner Life of Animals, and The Secret Wisdom of Nature. His books for children include Can You Hear the Trees Talking?, Do You Know Where the Animals Live?, and Peter and the Tree Children. A longtime former forester, Wohlleben runs a Forest Academy in Germany that supports sustainable forest management and teaches adults and children about the many wonders of the forest.
“Smart, fun, funny, and fact-packed, [Do You Know Where the Animals Live?] is an irresistible introduction to the endlessly enchanting lives of our fellow creatures.”
— Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus
“I absolutely love this book. Children of all ages—and adults too—will be fascinated and motivated to go out and explore the wonders of the animal kingdom in their area. Every family should have a copy and every school library one or more. In fact, Do You Know Where Animals Live? should be part of the curriculum.”
“This book is so big-hearted, so inviting, and so packed with fun info and things to do that when I first saw it I kept thinking, ‘I wish this existed when I was a kid.’ You’re lucky this terrific book is here now for you!”
—Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel
“Peter Wohlleben's Do You Know Where the Animals live? is an excellent and easy-to-read rich source of information about the fascinating lives of many of the other animals—including neighbors we encounter daily—with whom we share our magnificent planet.”
—Marc Bekoff, author of Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do and Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible
“This book is a perfect remedy for Nature Deficit Disorder. By posing questions, revealing little-known facts, and suggesting activities, Wohlleben delightfully cultivates curiosity and stokes stewardship in children and, I hope, their parents.”
—Jonathan Balcombe, author of Super Fly, and What a Fish Knows
“From the man who taught the whole world that plants ‘talk,’ and ‘feel,’ and warn their friends of danger, comes an utterly charming book for young readers. Parents: If you read this out loud to your children, I guarantee that you too will learn something you didn’t know. I did not know, for example, that whales have no lips, and the mother must squirt milk into her child.”
—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of the New York Times bestsellers When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie about Love.