By Nadia Belhadji & Marc Majewski
*** JUNE’S BOOK OF THE MONTH***
I am so excited to share with you June’s pick. A fabulous hardback concertina book to delve into that tells us the story of how wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone. Using the concertina form it tells us the two sides to the story. I can’t wait for you to all discover this beauty.
Alongside breathtaking artwork by artist Marc Majewski, Nadja Belhadji delivers her unique perspective on the rewilding of wolves in Yellowstone Park In 1930, when wolves disappeared from Yellowstone Park, the ecosystem started to collapse. With no wolves, the elk population exploded, directly contributing to overgrazing of young trees and cottonwood plants. This, in turn, led to a decline in songbirds and beavers, the latter of whom rely on willows in winter. As beavers declined in numbers, the lack of damming and shade meant water temperatures rose, and certain cold-water fish could no longer survive in Yellowstone. The missing link in the ecosystem was clear. So 65 years later, after the last known wolfpack had been exterminated from the area, wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone in 1995. This hardcover accordion book tells two sides to their story.
Milkyway Picture Books