Nicola Davies’s illustration doesn’t disappoint!
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At last! I’ve wanted to shout about this book for so long! Last by @nicolakidsbooks and published by @tiny_owl_publishing is such a gem of a book. It tells the poignant story of Sudan, the last white rhino. It is a story of pain, sorrow and tragedy but also one of hope for the future. This is the author’s first foray into illustration, too, and she doesn’t disappoint. The minimal, impactful text is perfectly accentuated by the rich colours that chart Sudan’s journey from his home in Africa to life in a zoo and his release back into the wild. There are so many teaching opportunities around poaching and animals in captivity but also a chance to explain to future generations about hope and how we might be able to help save animals from extinction. I do hope we can all learn some lessons here. Today at 2pm, join the author over on @helpingrhinos You Tube channel for a launch of this wonderful book. We paired our story reading with this fun little activity to create our own pair of rhinos. Simply made with a plate, card, pens and wool. #bookishplayideas #bookishplayway #bookishwaytoplay #helpingrhinos #conservationforkids #savetheanimals #rhinos #stoppoachingrhinos #beyondthebook #storyplay #yeskidsbookstagram #childrensbookreview #childrensbookrecommendations #readtogetherbetogether #readtolearn #readersareleaders #environment #savetheplanet #nonfictionforkids
- Watch: Nicola Davies introduces her illustrative debut ahead of launch!
- Last is Nicola Davies’s debut as an illustrator! – School Library Journal
- Last highlights our need to do something to help the planet – What I Read
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