Lions & Cheetahs & Rhinos OH MY!
Animal Artwork by Children in Sub-Saharan Africa
Did you know that the stripes on a zebra run vertically on the main part of its body, while the stripes on its rump run sideways? Or that an elephant can drink 50 gallons of water a day? Ten African animals, including lions, zebras, giraffes, and elephants, are brought to life in colorful artwork, accompanied by fun nature facts. Written by John Platt and Moira Rose Donohue, each animal portrait is painted by a student from the How to Draw a Lion program. Established in 2018 by New York artist John Platt, How to Draw a Lion is a nonprofit art education program that provides art classes for children in sub-Saharan Africa.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
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|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534110540), PDF (9781534167384), Hosted ebook (9781534167551)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||11 x 9|
Author: John Platt
John Platt is an artist who has exhibited his work globally for the last 10 years. He founded How to Draw a Lion after a trip to Tanzania in 2014 and has returned to the African continent every year since to teach art and wildlife conservation to children there. He also teaches kids in his native city of New York, where he lives and works. Learn more at drawalion.org.
Author: Moira Rose Donohue
Moira Rose Donohue has written over 35 books for children, most of them nonfiction, including National Geographic’s Little Kids First Big Book of the Rain Forest and two Junior Library Guild selections: Great White Sharks (Scholastic/Children’s Press) and The Invasion of Normandy (North Star Editions). She loves tap dancing, opera, hockey, and animals. Moira lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her dog, Petunia.