Counting Lions

Counting Lions by Virginia McKenna and Katie Cotton

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Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781847807212
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An art-inspired gift that makes learning to name and explore wildlife a family adventure. Larger-than-life black and white drawings are paired with poetic texts that reveal the ways in which endangered creatures – including lions, elephants, giraffes, tigers, gorillas, penguins, Ethiopian wolves, macaws, turtles and zebras – live on Earth. Artworks by wildlife artist Stephen Walton are rendered in charcoal and give little ones the chance to get up close and personal with nature's wildest creatures. Virginia McKenna – actress and wildlife campaigner – has written a foreword which urges us to look at the beauty of these animals and do all we can to save them. A 5% royalty will be donated to her Born Free foundation.

VIRGINIA MCKENNA OBE starred in the iconic film Born Free with her husband Bill Travers before setting up Zoo Check in 1984. Zoo Check later became the registered charity The Born Free Foundation, which takes action around the world to rescue vulnerable animals from appalling lives of misery in tiny cages in zoos, and give them lifetime care in spacious bush sanctuaries. As well as travelling extensively around the world in her work with Born Free, Virginia has authored many books and speaks at numerous events, while supporting many other charitable organisations. 

KATIE COTTON studied English at Oxford University before becoming an editor and author of children's books. She lives and works in London.

STEPHEN WALTON is a self-taught, award-winning artist who works as Supervisor at Bury Art Museum in Manchester, UK. After studying Geography at Manchester University, his artwork developed alongside his love of taking photographs, which resulted in his very particular style and method: when he is out and about he takes photographs which he then draws from at home. His incredible charcoal artworks can take up to a month to complete. Counting Lions is his first fully illustrated book.

Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781847807212
Size: 11.024 in x 13.386 in / 280 mm x 340 mm
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"This looks stunning: get up close and personal with some of nature’ s wildest creatures in spectacular full-page drawings."

Selected for the non-fiction category in the Children’ s Previews.

'These striking drawings enthral - there could not be a more pleasurable way of learning to count from one to 10 while discovering about animals along the way . . . a splendid book'

"This looks stunning: get up close and personal with some of nature’s wildest creatures in spectacular full-page drawings."

Selected for the non-fiction category in the Children’s Previews.

'These striking drawings enthral - there could not be a more pleasurable way of learning to count from one to 10 while discovering about animals along the way . . . a splendid book'

October 25, 2016
Frances Lincoln Children's Books and Wide Eyed Editions, two imprints of The Quarto Group, have had eight books nominated for the prestigious 2017 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal – making Quarto the second highest publisher on the list and achieving a new record of nominations for the publishing group. Read More.
June 16, 2016
The shortlist for the first ever Klaus Flugge prize has been released, narrowing the competition down to just six of the most exciting newcomers to children’s illustrations. On the list is Counting Lions, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. Read More.
May 11, 2016
The Wonder Garden, published by Wide-Eyed Editions, was the winner of the Non-Fiction 7-11 category in The English Association's Picture Book Awards for the best books of 2015. Read More.
April 13, 2016
Eight of the 14 children's titles shortlisted for the 2016 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards for the best children's picture books published in the UK are titles published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books and Wide Eyed Editions, imprints of the Quarto Publishing Group. Read More.