May 13, 2013
Animals in the city
Wild in the City
by Jan Thornhill
As Jenny is being tucked into bed, she hears a soft noise through the window. A family of raccoons are beginning their nighttime activities. One by one, nocturnal creatures such as skunks and bats are introduced, until daylight breaks and other animals emerge.
Written as a story, Thornhill's book introduces readers to the many wild creatures that live often unnoticed in our cities. Nature Notes at the end of the story provide more details about each animal, with tips to find clues that reveal their presence. Thornhill also adds intrigue by hiding a letter in each picture, which, when put together, reveal the name of Jenny's cat.