Flowers are calling to all the animals of the forest, "Drink me!"—but it’s the pollinators who feast on their nectar. In rhyming poetic form and with luminous artwork, this book shows us the marvel of natural cooperation between plants, animals, and insects.
Flowers are calling to all the animals of the forest, “Drink me!”—but it’s the pollinators who feast on their nectar. In rhyming poetic form and with luminous artwork, this book shows us the marvel of natural cooperation between plants, animals, and insects as they each play their part in the forest’s cycle of life.
About the Author & Illustrator
Rita Gray is the author of several acclaimed picture books for children. Raised in Southern California, she studied Psychology and Social Work in New York City, where she lives today with her family. During this time, along with knowledgeable teachers, artists and therapists, Rita worked with children and their families. She came to understand that a good book “holds an experience for a child, one that can be visited again and again”.
Kenard Pak is a picture book and book cover illustrator. Raised in Maryland, he studied at Syracuse University and eventually moved west to study at California Institute of the Arts. In Los Angeles he worked as an artist on many films with Dreamworks and Walt Disney Feature Animation. Along with his wife who is a writer, Kenard now lives and works in San Francisco. Visit his website at pandagun.com.
A Few Reviews:
“Pak’s pretty, digitally worked watercolors achieve equilibrium between stylized reduction and naturalistic verisimilitude.”
“A sophisticated blend of scientific information and artistry.”
“Beautifully subdued watercolor and digital media illustrations, at times reminiscnet of Jon Klassen’s work, will draw readers into the text about symbiotic relationship between flowers and their pollinators.”