In the Wild

In the Wild The stellar team who brought us On the Farm present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple clever poems and vibrant woodcuts From the lion standing alone on the African savannah to

  • Title: In the Wild
  • Author: David Elliott Holly Meade
  • ISBN: 9780763644970
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the Wild

    The stellar team who brought us On the Farm present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple, clever poems and vibrant woodcuts.From the lion standing alone on the African savannah to the panda in a bamboo forest, from the rhinoceros with its boot like face to the Arctic polar bear disappearing in the snow, the earth is full of curious and wonderful animalsThe stellar team who brought us On the Farm present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple, clever poems and vibrant woodcuts.From the lion standing alone on the African savannah to the panda in a bamboo forest, from the rhinoceros with its boot like face to the Arctic polar bear disappearing in the snow, the earth is full of curious and wonderful animals, each extraordinary than the next David Elliott s pithy, lyrical verse and Holly Meade s stunning woodcut and watercolor illustrations reveal a world of remarkable beauty and wonder and offer an enticing introduction to both favorite animals and poetic forms.

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    1. Tasha

      This book of poems explores wild animals throughout the world. Intriguing animals from the lion to the panda to the polar bear are examined through poems that get to the very heart of them. The poems are brief and at the same time evocative. Paired with the watercolor and woodcut illustrations, the book is an inviting collection of poems suitable for the young child. Elliott writes his poems with a great sense of play and curiosity. Turn the page, and you will get a contrasting approach with ser [...]

    2. Barbara

      Fourteen short poems pay tribute to fascinating animals such as the lion ("when he roars,/ the wide world listens," unpaged) and the giraffe ("Long-necked/show-stopper!" unpaged). Young readers will love these since they describe many of their favorite animals and are accompanied by wonderfully created colored woodblock prints with watercolors that trick readers into thinking the buffalo and wolf, subjects for two separate poems, are right outside the door. Although I don't like this quite as mu [...]

    3. Karen Arendt

      A poetry book about wild animals. Perfect for second grade to use as a companion piece to animal research projects. After students complete their research report, they could write a poem about their animal. The poems are short and rhyme! ( I love rhyming). The illustrations are bold, using dark lines to add shape. I particularly like the polar bear picture in the water; he was hard to notice at first.

    4. Edward Sullivan

      Excellent animal poems illustrated with beautiful woodcut pictures. From the same pair who brought you the equally excellent On the Farm.

    5. Sarri Tate Gibson

      Poems about many different wild animals from giraffe to kangaroo to polar bear and many in between. Does not seem to be a rhyme or reason for which wild animals were included or how they were organized in the book. Some have titles, some do not. All are clever, fairly short, and are accompanied by fantastic illustrations (wood block with watercolor maybe?).

    6. Kelly

      A very enjoyable book about animals in the wild. The illustrations are very unique. Each little story is set in a unique stanza.

    7. Erin Reilly-Sanders

      Some of the pages in this one are quite stunning with exquisite technique. I found this one on a listserv as the winner for a 2010 mock Caldecott. While the cover is really not that exciting online it looks pretty decent with a plastic covered dust jacket in person and the interior illustrations a even better. The dark bold woodblocks are printed in black which would create a rather stark appearance but instead are unexpectedly softened by watercolors. The rawness of the black designs match the [...]

    8. Miri

      The illustration in this book is definitely worth 5 stars--it is absolutely gorgeous! I really don't know if I've ever seen such beautiful illustrations. My niece picked it up at the library and I made her check it out after glimpsing the pages as she turned through it. Then she went home and I kept it to read for myself. The writing, though, I would give 3 stars or maybe even 2, so I'm compromising with the overall review. Some of it I liked; most of it was only okay, and some of it bothered me [...]

    9. Orbs n Rings

      The Rhythm and Rhyme of animals in the wild radiated by beautiful chalk-like outlined illustrations, brings this book to life.A sweet display of easy to read poems with beautiful illustrations. In the Wild is one of those children's books that will have a child asking for a repeat read, again and again. From the lion's roar, free to roam to the polar bears flowing swim. Children will delight in the large illustrations and print. This book keeps the poems short, using easy to read sound out words [...]

    10. Bridget R. Wilson

      Do you like animals? You do? You're in luck because this collection of poems will introduce you to or reacquaint you with many wild animals including the elephant, the panda, and the kangaroo.What I thought: I haven't read Elliott's other collection On the Farm, but I definitely like his style. The poems are short and lyrical, and they evoke beautiful pictures in my mind. Meade's illustrations are perfect. The colors are soft, but the woodcut's black lines adds the right definition. My favorite [...]

    11. Caitlyn

      1. This is a wonderful poetry book that includes the various animals found in nature. Each animal has it's own page dedicated to it with a corresponding short poem that gives some detail about the animal. The animals are in order based on their habitat and the illustrations support the poem.2. I think that this poetry book is very cute. The illustrations are gorgeous and the poems are short and fun. I can see this book being used in a variety of ways to cover the different animals and their habi [...]

    12. Janet Squires

      Wildlife and poetry -- what an enticing combination for children. Elliott takes readers on a quest across continents and through a variety of habitats to discover some of our favorite animals. Panda, zebra, polar bear, sloth, and kangaroo are just a few of animals celebrated in this colorful collection.Short poems offer thoughtful insights into details, invite readers to observe wildlife with a thoughtful eye or simply enjoy how unique each creature is in form and behavior. The simple-appearing [...]

    13. Julie

      “In the wild,” by David Elliot explores the many different wild mammals in their environment through poems. “A frightful sight, preposterous- it must be a Rhinoceros! Says Elliot.” It also gives you a glimpse of the giraffe, panda, and sloth. The illustration on the cover just gives you an idea of what the book will be about. The dedication page gives you a peak of the safari setting. The illustrations took up the whole page giving emphasis on the specific wild animals. I liked reading t [...]

    14. Kristi Maurer

      “In the Wild” by David Elliot and illustrated by Holly Meade is a composite of lyrical poems about animals in the wild. In one example, The Elephant Elliot uses words to beautifully contrast the differences in the elephant’s behavior, appearance and sound. Other animals he writes about are the pandas, rhinoceros, wolf, sloth, kangaroo, and polar bear each in their natural environments. The artwork is woodblock ink and watercolor contrasted with animals etched in black. The animals are easi [...]

    15. Ally Irwin

      Elliott, D & Meade, H. (2010). In the wild. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press.In the Wild is a poetry book with amazing illustrations that visit exotic animals from all over the world. The animals range from the king of the jungle the lion to the sloth. Each animal has a little poem that goes along with a beautiful illustration of them in their habitat. Some of the poems talk about what color they are and some talk about where they travel through and who to be aware of. For each animal the [...]

    16. Ryan

      In The Wild is a compilation of poetry book that has short stories in metered verse about animals that are not familiar to the average American child. It is instructional as well as creative because there are multiple animals from all over the world involved. It goes from big cats to polar bears and even to animals like kangaroos. This book would be great to read to kids that are in preschool or around that age due to the content.The illustrations in this book are also very intriguing and beauti [...]

    17. Deirdre

      In the Wild is a poetry book with amazing illustrations that visit exotic animals from all over the world. The animals range from the king of the jungle to the sloth. Each animal has a little poem that goes along with a beautiful illustration of them in their habitat. Some of the poems talk about what color they are and some talk about where they travel through and who to be aware of. Some animals had better quality poems and were more detailed than the other ones, however overall it is a great [...]

    18. Toby

      My top pick for the Mock Caldecott, from an author and illustrator who are not familiar to me. The artwork is done with two contrasting media - black woodcuts, that repeat patterns from the animals on one page into a background on another, and soft watercolors in palettes that suggest the animal's home: veldt, forest, or treetop. Each two page spread features an animal and a short poem that succinctly and using clever wordplay, tells us something about the animal. For example: The Lion / stands [...]

    19. Erin Lorimer

      "In the Wild" is a beautifully illustrated and poetic Children's book. David Elliott uses very knowledgeable language while Holly Meade simplifies it through the illustrations for a child to ultimately understand each animal. The Earth is a huge focus throughout the text and illustrations which I believe to be a strong connection with children. Meade's use of lines is stunning, from bold outlines to swirls and blending of the backdrops; almost as if the backgrounds are blended together. Short, w [...]

    20. Arinn Wall

      This book is a collection of poems about different types of wild animals. It has beautiful illustrations to go along with each animal, and it tells various traits of the animals in a way that is fun and easy for children to understand.I really liked this book, as well as its companion "In the Sea." I love the illustrations and the poetry.I would use this book in a kindergarten or pre-k class when we do an animal unit. It is a great way to teach about various types of wild animals, and a great wa [...]

    21. Hannah Kocher

      My favorite part of this book was the vivid illustrations that permeated the pages. The colors and style of art draw the eye in and the contrasting use of black clearly defines each animal and makes them distinct. I love the way that the words flow from the page easily, in poetry verse. The bold words accentuate the names of animals drawing strong connections between the names of animals and their picture/supporting information. I would strongly recommend this book for a unit on the safari or fo [...]

    22. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

      Some people on my children's literature listserv picked this as a Caldecott contender this year. Sadly, it didn't win, but it should have. This book is perfect for story time, with large, simple, colorful pictures and simple poems describing each wild animal. It reminds me in format and tone of Giles Andreae's Commotion in the Ocean and Rumble in the Jungle. This will definitely be added to my library's collection. Highly recommended!

    23. Tanya Bornstein

      This book is great for children who are interested in animals in the wild. The pictures are very colorful and the poems are so cute as well as educational. The pictures also capture the animals habitat to a tee. L.E: This book can be read everyday during a safari week. The children can act out the sounds of each animal as well as their movements. Poem:Sloth:I have affectionfor the Sloth,though she's small and rather hairy.Brown, the color of a moth,she only moveswhen necessary.

    24. Jessica Jones

      Illustrator: Holly MeadeAge Range: 4 - 8 yearsGrade Level: Preschool - 3This book contains wonderful poetry that will amaze the reader. I loved reading about each animal as I browsed the pages of this book. The jaguar will stare at you from these pages as will the tiger, the orangutan, the buffalo, the wolf, the kangaroo, and the polar bear. The artwork, executed in woodblock prints and watercolor, was done by Holly Meade. This book could be use to introduce animals to young children.

    25. Jenny

      Gorgeous illustrations and simple yet fact filled poems combine to teach children about some of the amazing animals that live in the wild.For example:The GiraffeStilt-walker!Tree-topper!Long-neckedshow-stopper!ORAs lovely as the antelope,as lovely and as fast,but Antelopeis always firstand Zebra always last.They say that's just the ordered way,unchangeable, and yetI wish we had,for Zebra's sake,a different alphabet.

    26. Heidi-Marie

      I'm so-so on this. Part of that being that I don't usually get poetry, so keep that in mind with my rating and review. I liked the illustrations. I could see animal lovers enjoying the pictures. The poems, too. Some poems I liked. Some I didn't. One conflicted a bit with me. A couple of imagery uses didn't work for me. But overall, not bad. I think my favorite of the poems is about the Zebra. A shame the kangaroo's wasn't better.

    27. Brittany Harrington

      This was a lovely book. The poems were short enough for kids to be interested in and the information in the poems was a great conversation starter for all ages - it makes them question what we've done as a society to these animals and how we can keep them from going extinct. The illustrations are marvelous. The colors and the flow of the artwork is appealing to the eyes. My two month old sat through the whole book, just enamored by the pictures alone.

    28. Laura

      Poems about wild animals! The pictures are wild looking themselves and perfectly capture the feeling of the book. The poems are charming and young students will enjoy them. This would be a perfect pairing with a mini animal research project. The poems are not informative but they are accurate in capturing the feeling and power of each wild animal. I recommend this as an addition to an elementary school collection, especially those that need some poetry building!

    29. Amanda

      One poem disappoints, but overall a nice bookWhile the woodcarver and watercolor illustrations are impressive, I prefer the realism of On the Wing. Nevertheless, the poems are still largely informational & good. My biggest disappointment is the poem for the Orangutan which is all about how we are related to them instead of telling us about their habitat or what they like to eat. Overall though its still a useful introduction to wild animals for young children.

    30. Jordan

      This is a great informational book for students. Each page has a wild animal with a short poetic description. I would pair this book with "Sleep Like a Tiger" by Mary Logue. I think a student reading "In the Wild" would also enjoy reading this book because it has some good illustrations and is staying on the wild animal topic. The student may enjoy reading a fiction book that has more of a story to follow rather than just reading an informational text.

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