Wildlife of Western Canada

Wildlife of Western Canada

By (author): Tom Hunter
ISBN 9781772031201
Softcover | Publication Date: May 21, 2019
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
136 Pages

About the Book

This beautifully illustrated, fact-filled book teaches children about the hundreds of wildlife species that live across Western Canada.

Western Canada is home to thousands of distinct species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Highlighting over two hundred animals found across the west, acclaimed illustrator Tom Hunter provides a fun, fact-filled introduction to wildlife for children ages nine to twelve. Kids will learn to tell the difference between the mountain goat and the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, find out where they can spot a wolverine in the wild, and discover which species of shark live off the west coast of Canada. Each species has a detailed, scientifically accurate illustration and essential facts about where it lives, what it eats, and what makes it unique. From the largest marine mammals to the tiniest insects, this book will open children’s eyes to the amazing variety of animals living all around them.

About the Author(s)

Tom Hunter (1927–2022) was a respected wildlife artist who combined his love of nature with his artistic training to illustrate the natural history, birds, mammals, and fish of Western Canada. His panels appeared in Wildlife Review, and for many years his illustrations were featured in BC Outdoors magazine. He authored the bestselling Canadian Wildlife Activity Book series and Wildlife of Western Canada.


"... an illustrated scrapbook of over 200 amphibians, birds, fish, insects, mammals, and reptiles. [...] This would be an excellent resource for elementary students studying the biomes of Western Canada. The book could also be a welcome travel companion on road trips to help children identify wildlife and distinguish various species, such as spotted skunks from striped skunks or bighorn sheep from mountain goats."
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“[Hunter’s] drawings are accurate. The animals look as if they could step off the page.”
—Canadian Library Association