Handimals: Animals in Art and Nature
Author: Silvia Lopez; art by Guido Daniele
Discover the beauty of Handimals: hands modeled and painted into animals paired with facts and photos of the corresponding animals in nature.
With a gift for fine art and a lifelong love of nature, Guido paints magnificent animal subjects on an unconventional canvas—human hands. This awe–inspiring collection showcases sixteen creatures ranging from polar bears to alpacas to Komodo dragons and provides factual information about the various species.
Silvia Lopez brings her sharp eye to these important animals with insightful facts to raise awareness and appreciation for Earth’s precious wildlife. A perfect choice for artists and environmentalists of all ages.
Christy Ottaviano Books
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
In The News
Winner of the Nautilus Book Award
"This informational picture book uses Daniele’s Manimali, or Handimals in English, to highlight 16 threatened and endangered animal species around the world. A concluding roundup offers even more facts about each animal, particularly why humans have caused it to become vulnerable and endangered. Plenty of animal titles abound, but few are as quirky and enthralling as this picture book. —Booklist, starred review
"Daniele crafts animal heads of startling realism. A worthy successor to Mario Mariotti and Roberto Marchriori's Hanimals, with a low-key message about the importance of animal conservation carried in a handful of nature notes."—Kirkus