What would happen if people all around the world stayed inside, away from animals' habitats? Twelve fascinating real-life stories of creatures around the globe who reclaimed their habitat during the COVID-19 quarantine show animal lovers and aspiring citizen scientists how to help wildlife by fighting habitat loss. A Junior Library Guild selection. With the skies, roads, and waterways clear and quiet during the COVID-19 pandemic, the natural world seemed to return to an earlier, wilder state. Animals crossed boundaries that people had set over centuries, reclaiming ancient habitats. From sea lions who clambered into a parking lot in Argentina to deer who wandered in a Japanese subway to lions lounging in the middle of South African roads to kangaroos who bounced through a shopping district in Australia, this thoroughly researched, stunningly illustrated book tells the stories of these newly footloose creatures -- and describes what the COVID-19 pause taught scientists about how ecosystems and wildlife can rebound if the right environmental conditions are achieved.
About the Author Lenora Todaro is a writer, editor, walker, and wildlife enthusiast. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic, Salon, Bookforum, and elsewhere. This is her debut children's book.
Winner of the Global Illustration Award of Excellence in book illustration and a White Raven Award, Annika Siems holds a Master of Science illustration; her inspiration is based on nature and her work has been shown at exhibitions around the world. This is her debut children's book. Visit https: //www.annikasiems.com/.