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National Geographic Kids Photo Ark Limited Earth Day Edition: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures

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Our planet's most beautiful and endangered animals come to life in this visually stunning picture book. The photos, by award-winning National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, represent a lifelong project to make portraits of the world's endangered animals. They are paired with uplifting poetry and prose from Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander -- a talented d Our planet's most beautiful and endangered animals come to life in this visually stunning picture book. The photos, by award-winning National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, represent a lifelong project to make portraits of the world's endangered animals. They are paired with uplifting poetry and prose from Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander -- a talented dream team duo to craft a uniquely wonderful book. This special edition includes a free poster highlighting 50 endangered species to commemorate the 50th anniversry of Earth Day. A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird -- celebrate the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world in this lush picture book that pairs the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate mix of poetry and prose of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander. Featuring more than 40 unique animal portraits, the pages invite kids to explore each creature's markings, textures, and attributes in stunning detail, while calling on all of us to enjoy and help protect each and every one. Three picture-packed gatefolds inside showcase even more familiar and exotic species. These images are part of Sartore's lifelong project to photograph every captive animal species in the world, with special attention given to saving endangered species.


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Our planet's most beautiful and endangered animals come to life in this visually stunning picture book. The photos, by award-winning National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, represent a lifelong project to make portraits of the world's endangered animals. They are paired with uplifting poetry and prose from Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander -- a talented d Our planet's most beautiful and endangered animals come to life in this visually stunning picture book. The photos, by award-winning National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, represent a lifelong project to make portraits of the world's endangered animals. They are paired with uplifting poetry and prose from Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander -- a talented dream team duo to craft a uniquely wonderful book. This special edition includes a free poster highlighting 50 endangered species to commemorate the 50th anniversry of Earth Day. A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird -- celebrate the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world in this lush picture book that pairs the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate mix of poetry and prose of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander. Featuring more than 40 unique animal portraits, the pages invite kids to explore each creature's markings, textures, and attributes in stunning detail, while calling on all of us to enjoy and help protect each and every one. Three picture-packed gatefolds inside showcase even more familiar and exotic species. These images are part of Sartore's lifelong project to photograph every captive animal species in the world, with special attention given to saving endangered species.

44 review for National Geographic Kids Photo Ark Limited Earth Day Edition: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures

  1. 5 out of 5

    Khari

    Creation is beautiful. I walk away from this book being very glad that we have photographic technology because we can see the beauty in every creature through it. I was surprised to see that once you zoom in on a millipede it is not as horrifying as it would be when it's down there on the ground indulating and skittering towards you. The picture allowed me to admire its beauty in its functionality. I also think that we should be protecting our world. We should be careful about what we produce and Creation is beautiful. I walk away from this book being very glad that we have photographic technology because we can see the beauty in every creature through it. I was surprised to see that once you zoom in on a millipede it is not as horrifying as it would be when it's down there on the ground indulating and skittering towards you. The picture allowed me to admire its beauty in its functionality. I also think that we should be protecting our world. We should be careful about what we produce and what we use. We should choose our purchases carefully, and choose to recycle and reuse whenever possible. All of those things I agree with, and yet I did not like this book's worldview. We are not equal to animals. Obviously we are not. Animals are not concerned about the environment. They don't feel the need to ensure all species survival, if they did, invasive species wouldn't be a problem! Flightless birds would not be nearing extinction in New Zealand if animals were aware of environmental concerns. It is our very nature, that which sets us apart from animals, that allows us to be concerned for the environment. We are stewards of it, not equal co participants in it. Nature is beautiful, but nature is not inherently good. There are hundreds of things that can kill us and other inhabitants of this world, where is the caution? Where is the warning? Yes, tigers are beautiful, but they are also exceedingly dangerous! Instill some respect for nature, please! Nature has claws! Books like this are what exacerbate the problem of idiot tourists trying to feed wild bears or pose next to wild buffalo for a picture. Why do we insist on seeing nature from only one perspective? That of a benevolent mother? What about hurricanes? Viruses? Ebola? We can't ignore what is for what we want to be. I didn't like the poetry either. I have never gotten haikus in English. It's not simply the number of syllables that make something a haiku. Just as it is not simply iambic pentameter that makes something a sonnet, there are other requirements. In haiku there should be some reference to nature and it should symbolize something to the writer about their life or their emotional state. I don't see that here. I see propaganda. Someone abusing their art in order to preach a predetermined message rather than letting their art take them where it will. Story: dictionary/poetry Art: really nice photographs Price: 16.99 Oh and, this book uses acronyms that it doesn't define until the end, super annoying. Finally, this is a book that is marketed to children but meant for adults. I do not think it would be popular with kids except to look at the pictures. They will not ask to be read it, it will sit on the coffee table and be an artsy conversation piece for other well to do fairly educated adults.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ellon

    While similar to Animal Ark: Celebrating our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures, this one didn't impress me quite as much. I still think that the photos are amazing. I wish Alexander didn't choose to use Haiku for the writing. It seemed a little awkward and I didn't even realize it was Haiku until the end pages. There were several fold out pages that opened to a larger spread, which is usually pretty cool in a book but in here, they were so randomly placed that it annoyed me a bit because then I' While similar to Animal Ark: Celebrating our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures, this one didn't impress me quite as much. I still think that the photos are amazing. I wish Alexander didn't choose to use Haiku for the writing. It seemed a little awkward and I didn't even realize it was Haiku until the end pages. There were several fold out pages that opened to a larger spread, which is usually pretty cool in a book but in here, they were so randomly placed that it annoyed me a bit because then I'd go back to see if I missed another random fold out. Also, as a librarian, I kind of hate fold out pages as they don't hold up well in circulation. Still has an important message and really beautiful photographs, it just didn't quite reach my expectations

  3. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Bearden

    k-5 I really really like the haiku in this book. It has an energy about it and flow from one poem to another that you don't always get with a collection of haiku. Maybe it is the way it is formatted on the page. I think you could hook kids into this book because of the delicious words that beg to be spoken aloud, paired with the amazing photographs. It is like the big collection that National Geographic did, but this is a much shorter version. Only think I don't like is the fold out pages, as tho k-5 I really really like the haiku in this book. It has an energy about it and flow from one poem to another that you don't always get with a collection of haiku. Maybe it is the way it is formatted on the page. I think you could hook kids into this book because of the delicious words that beg to be spoken aloud, paired with the amazing photographs. It is like the big collection that National Geographic did, but this is a much shorter version. Only think I don't like is the fold out pages, as those won't last as long for circulation.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dianna (SavingsInSeconds blog)

    This book is visually stunning! It reminds me of the Baby Einstein videos I used to watch with my kids when they were little. The text is somewhat difficult for children, though -- plan to read this with the little ones while they enjoy the pictures. Some of the pages are fold-out, which may require a bit more care when turning the page. If I still taught middle school language arts, I would use this book to demonstrate vivid vocabulary! Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy of this book This book is visually stunning! It reminds me of the Baby Einstein videos I used to watch with my kids when they were little. The text is somewhat difficult for children, though -- plan to read this with the little ones while they enjoy the pictures. Some of the pages are fold-out, which may require a bit more care when turning the page. If I still taught middle school language arts, I would use this book to demonstrate vivid vocabulary! Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy of this book. Opinions shared are mine.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Johannah

    I love the Photo Ark project and seeing some of these amazing portraits in print is magnificent. I have high expectations for Kwame Alexander and I think his poetry falls a little short here. Despite this, it will be a definite share with my kiddos!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Joan Arbogast

    Stunning photographs! Thought provoking Haiku accompanies each photo. Center fold-outs speak of our amazing "Chorus of Creatures" & the fact that their dwindling numbers are due to our actions. "Listen to the earth. That sound you hear is hope with wings." Stunning photographs! Thought provoking Haiku accompanies each photo. Center fold-outs speak of our amazing "Chorus of Creatures" & the fact that their dwindling numbers are due to our actions. "Listen to the earth. That sound you hear is hope with wings."

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jaidab

    2 stars for the photos. I did not care at all for the prose though.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    My kids absolutely loved this book and getting to see up-close the animals they have only just read about.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Pinky

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Wonderful portraits of endangered animals with poetry for each animal.

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