Wild Places: The Life of Naturalist David Attenborough

Wild Places: The Life of Naturalist David Attenborough
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February 27, 2024
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An inspiring and accessible picture book biography of the beloved naturalist, broadcaster, and documentarian David Attenborough—stunningly illustrated by a Caldecott Honoree.

As a boy, David loved exploring the wild places near his home in England, collecting fossils, rocks, and newts. When he grew older, he got a job in television, where he had an idea for a new kind of show: He would travel to wild places all over the world to film animals in their natural habitats. Over the span of seven decades, David's innovative documentaries have been treasured by millions of people.

But as time went on, he noticed the wild places he loved were shrinking. What could David do to help? What could we all do?

This is the story of David Attenborough. It’s also the story of our planet, which has changed rapidly over the course of one person’s lifetime, and a clarion call for us to do our part to bring back the wild places and protect the creatures who call Earth home.

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Wild Places gives us a behind the scenes look at the man behind the famous voice on nature documentaries. This biography centers around how humans are a part of nature and how David Attenborough has advocated for more understanding of nature and what we can do to prevent its destruction. Since David was involved in films and TV, I feel like it was a missed opportunity in having this book be illustrated instead of including real photographs throughout. Overall, this book encapsulates David’s love of nature and his passion in preserving it making for a lovely read and a call to action.
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