The Wildlife Winter Games has been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award 2020!
This distinctive picture book features entertaining text and dynamic illustrations and is a unique way to introduce readers to a selection of popular winter sporting events and Arctic and Antarctic creatures.
Who do you think would win a game of ice hockey between a team of penguins or polar bears? Or perform the most acrobatic tricks on a snowboard, a whale or a dolphin? Or speed skate the fastest, a hare or moose? You be the judge!
Competing against each other in 10 winter sporting events are a selection of Arctic and Antarctic creatures that are experts on snow and ice. The unique skills each creature would bring to these events are described in a fun yet factual way. Readers are invited to predict who would win the gold, silver and bronze medal in each event.
“Clifford’s illustrations are as riveting as the competitions themselves: he depicts a host of arctic and antarctic creatures in fine, naturalistic detail but places them in action poses, sporting athletic gear and game faces.” —Booklist
Richard Turner is an author and Performing Arts teacher in Adelaide South Australia, who supports children’s creative voices through drama and dance. He has directed and choreographed musicals, working with students who can sing and dance way better than he can. Like most people, Richard has to be told to eat his peas, but never has to be told to eat his jellybeans or ice cream. He has been on a skateboard, a rollercoaster, an elephant and a camel. He has also been on a spaceship to the moon, but only in his dreams!
Ben Clifford was born and raised in Tasmania, Australia. He began illustrating after living in a nice place with the cuckoos and sparrows in England. After returning home he began drawing, painting, illustrating and writing books. When he’s not drawing or writing stories, running through forests, climbing mountains or kayaking in rivers, he loves to swim at the beach and build sandcastles.
Age Range: 5+
Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Winter Sports
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