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The Resource It's our nature, text by Rebeca Orozco ; illustrated by Menena Cottin

It's our nature, text by Rebeca Orozco ; illustrated by Menena Cottin

Label
It's our nature
Title
It's our nature
Statement of responsibility
text by Rebeca Orozco ; illustrated by Menena Cottin
Title variation
It is our nature
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A unique look at the social behavior of wild animals for very young children
Member of
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 3 — Believing that animals have feelings, Orozco suggests that humans could learn how to live more harmoniously by looking at how various creatures behave. She gives 10 examples of how specific animals demonstrate tolerance, responsibility, generosity, community, communication, trust, commitment, altruism, and brotherhood. For instance, female elephants generously nurse and protect younger elephants even if the babies are not their own. Wildebeests tolerate zebras that mix in with their herds for protection from predators. Other animals represented include the howler monkey, flamingo, dolphin, armadillo, crocodile, octopus, penguin, and wolf. Each behavior is explained on a spread, accompanied by a simple illustration. Cottin places minimally detailed animal shapes into spare habitats, giving the pages an uncluttered, clean appearance. The art is done in combinations of soft and gentle blues, pinks, grays, yellows, and greens with added browns, black, and white. Bright orange endpapers contrast with the lighter color choices. This attractive title successfully introduces children to different traits that contribute to congenial living and is appropriate for group sharing or individual browsing. It differs from many other animal books because of its emphasis on humans learning from animal behaviors.—Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron, OH --Lynn Vanca (Reviewed January 1, 2013) (School Library Journal, vol 59, issue 1, p94)
  • In a book first published in Mexico in 2008, Orozco briefly describes biologically innate animal behaviors, ones that humans might do well to better emulate (“animals could show us a thing or two about responsibility, community, generosity, and tolerance,” she writes in an introduction). Flamingos exhibit a sense of community (“a group of parents, a sort of daycare, look after all the chicks”); baby crocodiles show trust by seeking safety in their mother’s mouth; and an octopus demonstrates commitment to each of her 150,000 eggs (“she does not leave the cave for three months, not even for a second!”). Cottin’s digital illustrations are sleek and modest, while Orozco, similarly understated in her anthropomorphism, presents graceful observations of animal instincts. Ages 5–8. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed October 8, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 41, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160530
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orozco, Rebeca
Dewey number
590
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cottin, Menena
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Animals
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
It's our nature, text by Rebeca Orozco ; illustrated by Menena Cottin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Arca de valores
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
957299
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770492837
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011938779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770492837
  • (OCoLC)803912812
Label
It's our nature, text by Rebeca Orozco ; illustrated by Menena Cottin
Publication
Note
Translation of: Arca de valores
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
957299
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770492837
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011938779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770492837
  • (OCoLC)803912812

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