Author: Stephen P. Medley with illustrations by Daniel San Souci
Hardcover; 64 pages; color illustrations
Yosemite Association; copyright 2012
D is for Deer! E is for Elk! F is for Falcon! Each illustrated page calls out a animal and a corresponding park with fun facts and beautiful illustrations
Antelope, Bison, Cougar: A National Park Wildlife Alphabet Book
measures 11 x 9.5 in.
More than a simple alphabet book, Antelope, Bison, Cougar was created to introduce young people to the wealth of wild mammals, birds and other creatures that live in various sites throughout the U.S. national park system. Each species is portrayed in a different park locale to demonstrate the variety of natural areas that exists within that system.
The youngest reader can enjoy the book by associating the letters of the alphabet with different animals and by studying the true-to-life drawings and paintings that illustrate the work. Older children can learn more and in greater depth from the information provided about the various wild creatures and about the national park areas included in the volume.
Adding to the usefulness of the book are a map illustrating the locations of the parks, contact information for the National Park Service and the sites in the park system included in this book, and a listing of national organizations to work to support wildlife and national parks generally.
With its paintings and drawing that are colorful, precise, and charming, as well as its informative text, this alphabet book should stimulate in readers of all ages an interest in, a love for, and a desire to protect and learn more about America’s wild animals and the national park areas where they make their homes.