I am Josephine - and I am a Living Thing
By Jan Thornhill
Illustrated by Jacqui Lee
A beautifully illustrated and simple book to help children recognise themselves as part of the natural world, with an emphasis on how all living things share similarities
Meet Josephine: she's a little girl, a big sister and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal and a living thing-all identities she explores in this simple but informative picture book that provides a fabulous introduction to classification.
Inspired by science and nature writer Jan Thornhill's many school visits, this book is intended to help children recognise themselves as part of the natural world, with an emphasis on how all living things share similarities.
Beautiful illustrations in vibrant colors combined with minimal text make this an easy introduction to the classification of living things. Endmatter goes into further detail about the unique characteristics of humans, mammals, animals and living things.
Jan Thornhill (Author)
JAN THORNHILL's science, nature, and animal-based books have received multiple honours, most recently the Vicky Metcalf award for her body of work. Jan lives in Ontario, Canada, where she spends her spare time looking for weird fungi in the woods with her dog, Ruby.
Jacqui Lee (Illustrator)
JACQUI LEE graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design. She started her freelance illustration career in Vancouver, and branched into children's book illustration with the Murilla Gorilla series. Jacqui is currently living in London.
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12 Jan 2017
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Children are expected to learn about classification as part of their science learning. It can seem a complex topic, but I love the approach this book takes, which is friendly yet informative, and perfectly pitched to capture children's interest... this book is intended to help children recognise themselves as part of the natural world, with an emphasis on how all living things share similarities. — Parents in Touch