And the Winner is…Amazing Animal Athletes
by Etta Kaner
In this unique facts book, animals compete in sporting events such as high jump, swimming and weight lifting. Readers are encouraged to guess which animal will win before turning the page, while walrus and cockatoo "announcers" provide funny commentary and interesting statistics about the athletes' amazing abilities. This is a winning format for kids who want to know which animals can be faster, stronger and more powerful, and how humans compare.
Rainforest of Reading
Readers' Choice Award
2014 in Grenada & Saint Lucia for Non-fiction
Etta Kaner Author Biography
Etta Kaner writes for both children and educators. Many of them have been translated into other languages. A number of her books have won awards, including the OLA Silver Birch Award. Many of her books have been inspired by the students she teaches. Etta loves to interview experts in fields with which she is unfamiliar. She tries to choose information that will make her readers say "wow" when they read it. When she’s not writing or teaching, Etta loves to spend time with her husband and two grown daughters, garden, read books, dance, explore new places, go to live theatre and cook for company – but not all at the same time!. She does all of these activities in Toronto, Canada.
David Anderson Illustrator Biography
I am an illustrator and cartoonist who is used to creative thinking, flexibility and the pressure of deadlines, due to a long association with daily newspapers. Before moving with my family to Canada, I was the political cartoonist for several newspapers in South Africa including the anti-apartheid Rand Daily Mail and The Johannesburg Star. I have won several national awards including The Standard Bank Cartoon of the Year and The Duncan Macpherson Award For Editorial Cartooning. My work is syndicated worldwide. I am the author of two children’s books and three of my short stories and a one-act play have recently been accepted into the South African 2013-2014 school curriculum.