Ages 4 to 6
Illustrated by: Kitty Harvill
Published by: Mims House
Abayomi, The Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned Pumaby Darcy Pattison
A mother puma, an attempt to steal a chicken and an angry chicken farmer—the search is on for orphaned cubs. Will the scientists be able to find the cubs before their time runs out? In this “Biography in Text and Art,” Harvill takes original photos as references to create accurate wildlife illustrations. These aren’t generic cats, but one particular individual in detail. Pattison’s careful research, vetted by scientists in the field, brings to life this this true story of an infant cub that must face a complicated world alone—and find a way to survive. It’s a heart-warming story that highlights the increasing encroachment of urban environments into the wilds.Learn more about this title.