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About the Book
What Makes this Book Unique This nonfiction picture book, filled with fascinating facts about animals, has been written in a conversational style where the author’s voice shines through. This book is a great teaching tool for primary teachers searching for many examples of measurement facts related to animals from around the world. For teachers looking for fascinating fact on the classification of animals, the pages of this book are filled with record breakers from each animal classification. The illustrations and the fluid painting techniques explained at the back of the book make it a must-have for all teachers when teaching visual arts. Also, youngsters who love visual arts will welcome the opportunity to explore the fluid painting techniques outlined at the back of the book.
About the Author
Gwen strives to write a balance of short, easy to read pattern stories with longer fiction and non-fiction stories that contain factual information and shine the spotlight on the environment. The illustrations for this book reflect Gwen’s passion for exploring the myriad of techniques and hues employing fluid painting. To create the illustrations, Gwen first created a great variety of animals. Next, she experimented with dozens of vibrant colours using a variety of fluid painting techniques. She specifically chose vibrant colours that would either enhance or camouflage the animal drawings. The drawing of each animal was cut out and superimposed on the appropriate fluid painting. Gwen also has a passion for planting trees. She encourages everyone to plant as many native trees as possible to mitigate the devastating effects of climate change.