New!

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$16.99 $16.99
$28.99 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 743.6
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534110540), PDF (9781534167384), Hosted ebook (9781534167551)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 11 x 9
Graphics Full-color illustrations

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.