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A first book of animals

A first book of animals

Davies, Nicola, 1958-; Horáček, Petr

Nicola Davies presents a treasury of poems about the animal world, illustrated in great detail by Petr Horáček. Polar bears playing on the ice, tigers hunting in the jungle, fireflies twinkling in the evening sky and nightingales singing in the heart of the woods - there are animals everywhere

Book. English.
Published London: Walker Books and Subsidiaries, 2016
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  • School Resources – One available in Lending 591/DAV

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    0427105X Lending 591/DAV SRC Available


Statement of responsibility: Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Petr Horáček
ISBN: 1406359637, 9781406359633
Intended audience: KS2.
Physical Description: 103 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 30 cm
Subject: Animals Pictorial works Juvenile poetry.; Non-Fiction 5+.; Animals.; Animals Pictorial works Juvenile literature.; Stories with rhyme.

Author note

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include A First Book of Nature, Tiny, The Promise, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, Just Ducks, Poo and the Heroes of the Wild series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Wales. Visit Nicola at, or follow her on Twitter under the handle @nicolakidsbooks.

Petr Horacek trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague before becoming a graphic designer, painter and author-illustrator. His titles Strawberries Are Red and What Is Black and White? won the Books for Children Newcomer Award in 2002. Born in Czechoslovakia, Petr now lives in Worcester with his wife and two daughters. Visit Petr at, or follow him on Twitter under the handle @PHoracek.