About the Book
Twenty-two appealing creatures found around the globe in nature are presented with stunning photographs and whimsical, rhyming poems. Each animal has its own informative rhymes, followed by additional information about habits and habitats. This book can be enjoyed equally by families at home or by teachers and students in the classroom. The author hopes that Wildlife Rhymes & Reasons will stimulate important conversations about saving endangered wildlife.
I began my working life as an English teacher. For six years, I taught students in U.S. public schools and I spent three years overseas -- in Turkey, Germany and France -- as a teacher of U.S. dependents. After both our children had entered school, I made a career change, working as a professional writer/photographer/editor and manager in corporate communications for hospitals and health systems. In 1993, I started my own writing consultant business, AD Communications. After my first grandchild was born, I began writing "critter poems." I have completed six collections which I illustrated primarily with my own photos. Three "books" contain longer, rhyming poems, and three feature animal haiku. Come to the Zoo -- Photos & Haiku was my first officially published book. A year later, I published Wildlife Rhymes & Reason, a book of photos, poems and additional facts about animals that can be found in the wild. This book has a strong emphasis on wildlife conservation.