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Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth - Kate Gardner

Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth - Kate Gardner

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A stunning debut picture book that encourages kids to look beyond first impressions by sharing unexpected details about seemingly scary wild animals like gorillas, rhinoceroses, and more.

Spiders are creepy. Porcupines are scary. Bats are ugly. Or are they...?

This captivating book invites you to learn more about awe-inspiring animals in the wild. After all, it’s best not to judge a beast until you understand its full, lovely life.

About the Author

Kate Gardner is a children's book editor. A longtime animal lover, she has always had a dog and/or cat and currently helps at a local farm, caring for the hens and sheep. Kate lives in Somerville, MA and says hello to every animal she meets, regardless of their rep.

About the Illustrator

Heidi Smith is a freelance character designer and visual development artist who graduated from the character animation program at the California Institute of Arts in 2008. She was the character designer and conceptual designer for ParaNorman, and she won an Annie award for her designs in 2013. She also worked as a character designer for Henry Slick at Cinderbiter, The Jim Henson Company, and Warner Brothers. Heidi lives in Arizona.