★ "Part natural science, part deep ecology, wholly captivating."—Kirkus, STARRED review
★ "A must-purchase for every collection." —School Library Journal, STARRED review
An exquisitely illustrated celebration of animals who live in packs, herds, pods, and more—including humans. Vivid art and exuberant vocabulary are perfect for emerging readers and parents looking for nonfiction picture books for home learning. Packs shows how togetherness and teamwork are the keys to survival of any species, and the many ways we rely on one another.
"Showing how different animals benefit from living and working in groups, Salyer’s debut is a great example of the inventiveness possible in a nonfiction picture book."—New York Times Book Review
Groups, packs, herds of millions, and more—our world teems with animals on land, air, and sea.
Packs is an inspiring celebration of how togetherness helps many creatures thrive, in both nonhuman and human communities.
Hannah Salyer’s stunning selection reminds us that teamwork is universal, there is brilliance in biodiversity, and there is strength in numbers. Includes an author’s note encouraging community engagement and activism, as well as a fun visual index of the animals featured.
About the Author
Hannah Salyer is a debut illustrator who lives and works in Brooklyn. She graduated from the Communications Design Department at Pratt Institute. In her free time she can be found playing with clay, cutting up paper, or burying her nose in different books.
"Showing how different animals benefit from living and working in groups, Salyer’s debut is a great example of the inventiveness possible in a nonfiction picture book."—New York Times Book Review "With supple, richly colored illustrations and enthusiastic text, Hannah Salyer draws readers... into the beauty and variety of wild creatures."—Wall Street Journal ★ "[An] uplifting, lively picture book that details the various ways a community structure helps a species thrive and survive.... Part natural science, part deep ecology, wholly captivating."—Kirkus, STARRED review ★ "A must-purchase for every collection. Salyer offers a beautiful look at Earth’s herding creatures." —School Library Journal, STARRED review "[I]t’s the artwork that takes center stage, with Salyer’s striking, monochromatic spreads flooding the page and forcing the reader to confront the awesome reality of entire groups." —Booklist "[A] useful and entertaining resource."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books