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Arnosky’s New Frozen Wild

Noted children’s author Jim Arnosky has a new children’s picture book out, Frozen Wild: How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth.


Winter might not be in full force yet, but many children have questions about what happens to animals when it gets cold out. Frozen Wild describes how animals are able to live in the cold places, including the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

The first thing you notice about Frozen Wild is the gorgeous paintings, all done with a cool color palette. To fully capture the effect, many of the pages fold out into panoramic scenes. Lovely!

Accompanying the illustrations is a fact-filled text, where young readers learn about insulation, feeding behavior and even the importance of “goose bumps.”

Jim Arnosky is an incredible naturalist, writer, and artist. He has written many nonfiction children’s books about animals and the natural world. As with many other of his books, he includes first person narration that helps bring young readers into his world. As he says on the last page, “I live in awe of wild things.”

Frozen Wild: How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth is a perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter day to learn about the animals outside. Pick it up for units on animals, weather, and the seasons, as well.

For the original review, see Wrapped in Foil blog.

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Author: Roberta Gibson

My debut picture book, HOW TO BUILD AN INSECT came out April 6, 2021. Trained as a scientist, I blog about science and nature at Growing With Science and about children's books at Wrapped in Foil.

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