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Owlkids Books Fall 2019 Frontlist

Acting Wild
How We Behave Like Birds, Bugs, and Beasts
By (author): Maria Birmingham Illustrated by: Dave Whamond
9781771473262 Hardcover English Children/juvenile: Interest age, years 7 - 10, Canadian school grade range 2 - 6, US school grade range 2 - 6 Aug 15, 2019
$18.95 CAD
Active 9 x 11 x 0.38 in | 472 gr 32 pages Full colour illustrations throughout Owlkids Books Owlkids
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award 2021, Short-listed Diamond Willow Award 2020, Short-listed
A look at the surprising similarities between humans' and other animals’ behavior

How are humans different from other animals? This is a question scientists have long tried to answer. As it turns out, some of the very things researchers once though distinguished humans—our creativity, our problem-solving ability, our capacity for planning or abstract thought—actually make us very similar to other animals! This nonfiction book introduces several different behaviors that humans and other animals share, including farming, teaching, laughing, building, mourning, communicating, grooming, playing, traveling, using tools, and working together.

Narrated by a funny and friendly ant, this book is packed with humor and playful phrasing to bring lightness to the exploration of animal behavior. Brought to life by bright and wacky cartoon-style illustrations, Acting Wild will leave kids with the understanding that acting like an animal is simply in their nature.

MARIA BIRMINGHAM is a longstanding contributor to OWL and Chickadee magazines, and the author of several books for young people, including the Lane Anderson Award winner Biometrics and the Norma Fleck Award nominee A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars. Maria lives in Brampton, Ontario.

DAVE WHAMOND is the award-winning author of several picture books including the Oddrey series and a regular contributor to OWL and Chickadee magazines. His awards include the Blue Spruce, Silver Birch and Texas 2X2. He also has a syndicated cartoon strip called “Reality Check,” which appears daily in a number of North American newspapers. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

"Chock full of interesting ideas, this entertaining and informative selection's distinct focus makes it stand out." - Kirkus Reviews

"[The author] presents a large amount of zoological information in a focused, well-organized, and highly entertaining manner." - Quill & Quire

"Fascinating, and just what intrigued kids need to do further research." - Sal's Fiction Addiction

"Acting Wild is a wonderfully wacky look at how we behave an awful lot like the birds, bugs and beasts that we share the planet with." - The Globe and Mail

"A fun, well-designed book, [that] sets the tone for understanding our place in the natural world." - Canadian Review of Materials

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