Do You Know Toads?Author Alain M Bergeron & Michel Quintin Illustrated by Sampar ISBN 9781554553037 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date July 23, 2013 Size 152 x 210 mm
Did you know...
- toads continue to grow throughout their entire lives?
- certain toads can live up to 17 years?
- toads live the first half of their lives in water, and the second half on the ground?
- the marine toad can reach 9 inches in length?
is a Quebec writer born September 24, 1957. Before becoming a full-time youth author in the fall or 2005, he was a reporter for twenty years in Victoriaville. The least we can say is that it is a very prolific writer, with over 130 books! He writes for various youth age groups, and publishes between 15 and 20 titles a year.
Michel is a veterinarian, publisher, author and wildlife photographer. He is originally from Montreal but has lived in Quebec?s Eastern Townships for over twenty years.
Wildlife, ecology and the environment are his favorite subjects. He has a kitten, a litter of raccoons, a fawn, baby jaguars, dogs, pet cats, and other orphan or sick animals. Aside from his pets and the fact that he still practices veterinary medicine, Michel Quintin is now content to observe deer, foxes, wild turkeys and other animals that come to the window of his house the country. Nature, as you may have guessed, is his greatest source of inspiration.
Pen name Sampar, was born in 1973 in Victoriaville Quebec. He is a self-taught illustrator and cartoonist. He made his mark in recent years in the publishing world by being a winner of the New York Times top 10 illustrators of the year for 2014 and by being a finalist for the Governor General of Canada 2004 (Youth illustration). He has also been a Mr. Christie's Book Award 2002 finalist Awards, a favourite books Youth Communication-Jeunesse finalist, and a Hackmatack Award finalist in 2003 and 2004.
Sampar's illustrations fascinate and capture the imagination of young and old alike. He is the father of three children and admits: "My dream is to make sure that my children can have something from me when they are old enough to be interested in reading."
"The book reads well once the reader has figured out that reading the non-fiction portion first (at the bottom of the page) will give the context for the cartoon drawings and speech at the top of the page. . . The "Do You Know?" series would appeal to fact-seeking readers, especially those with a penchant for insects and amphibians. Reluctant readers will also embrace these books because of the simple language and comical illustrations."
— CM Magazine
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