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Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest
Photographs by: Ian McAllister
9781459821668 Board book, Picture book, Paper over boards English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) exact P, Grade (US) exact P, Reading age from 0 - 2 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Baby Animals Feb 26, 2019
$9.95 CAD
Active 7 x 7 x 0.5 in | 280 gr 24 pages full color images FSC certified – mixed sources C106973 Orca Book Publishers
Wild and free, baby!

Every spring the Great Bear Rainforest becomes a nursery to some of the most adorable baby animals out there. Award-winning nature photographer Ian McAllister has photographed the cutest of the cute to teach the little ones in your life about some of the little ones found in this temperate rainforest on British Columbia's Pacific coast. Orca calves, wolf cubs, seal pups and herring eggs (arguably not traditionally cute but still interesting!) feature in this vibrant exploration of one of the most beautiful great outdoors on offer in this big wild world.

Ian McAllister is an award-winning photographer and author of many books, including A Whale's World, The Seal Garden, Wolf Island, A Bear's Life, The Salmon Bears, The Sea Wolves and The Great Bear Sea (all with Nicholas Read). He is the founding director of Pacific Wild, a Canadian nonprofit wildlife-conservation group. He lives with his family in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. For more information, visit

Key Selling Points

Photographic board book that introduces babies and toddlers to the baby animals born each spring in the Great Bear Rainforest

Themes include preservation, wilderness, marine and land animals

Beautiful and accessible way to introduce this wonderful part of the West Coast (and its inhabitants) to babies and toddlers

Ian McAllister has devoted his life's work to defending wildlife and their habitat on Canada’s Pacific coast by developing and implementing conservation solutions in collaboration with First Nations communities, scientists, other organizations
and individuals.

"Stretching along the west coast from Vancouver Island’s northern tip to the Alaska panhandle, the Great Bear Rainforest represents 25 percent of the world’s remaining ancient coastal temperate rainforest. Home to more than 230 species of birds and 68 species of mammals, it’s the largest intact temperate rainforest left anywhere on earth. Cover features a Kermode (also known as Spirit) bear --a rare subspecies of the American black bear living in the Central and North Coast regions of British Columbia."

Marketing and Promotional Plans

Print and online advertising campaigns

Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade

Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley

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"This board book with its simplicity and beauty is exceptional and perfect for babies. One of the first things babies like to do is identify other babies! Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest is a wonderful way to acquaint baby with nature. The book is highly recommended for public libraries and as a baby gift." - Resource Links

"McAllister's breathtaking wildlife photography shines in this unique board book…A fantastic informational read…A perfect addition to an infant's story time." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"A gorgeously rendered set of photographs and captions that will delight the family's littlest naturalists." - Kirkus Reviews

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Also Available

Wolf Island Ian McAllister 9781459812642 $19.95 CAD Mar 14, 2017
The Sea Wolves Ian McAllister 9781554692064 $19.95 CAD Oct 01, 2010
The Salmon Bears Ian McAllister 9781554692057 $18.95 CAD Apr 01, 2010


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