Hidden City: Poems of Urban Wildlife

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$18.99  $17.66
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
9.3 X 12.0 X 0.6 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Sarah Grace Tuttle holds degrees in both environmental studies and children's book writing. Hidden City, her debut book, combines her passion for writing and dedication to ecology. She lives in Massachusetts, where she helps facilitate a local conservation group.

Amy Schimler-Safford is a designer and children's book illustrator. She grew up in Miami, a city full of all kinds of unique plants and animals. She now lives in a wooded area in Georgia, where she frequently sees woodpeckers, beavers, herons, and deer. Visit her website at www.amyschimler.com.


Kirkus Reviews
"Paired with Schimler-Safford's breathtaking digital collages, Tuttle's 28 free-verse poems and engaging end notes center on representatives from the plant, animal, and insect kingdoms commonly found in North American urban and suburban settings. . . . This celebration of urban wildlife subtly informs as it delights."

"Bright collage illustrations capture the frenetic energy of city life, offering up levels of detail that will entertain kids through repeated readings. . . . An exuberant, early-STEM romp that celebrates the environment."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Twenty-eight free-verse poems treat the often underappreciated flora and fauna of cities. . . . Short-lined verse cleverly employs sound effects, repetition, and pattern to add interest. . . . Digital collage illustrations turn the poems into luminous slices of beauty."

School Library Journal
"This enjoyable collection introduces a wide variety of urban wildlife in an accessible way."

Spirituality & Practice
"Cities may have lots of buildings and concrete streets, but they are also homes to plants, trees, birds, mammals, insects, and other examples of "nature." You just have to know where to look. This book, with gorgeous collage illustrations by Amy Schimler-Safford, is a good start."