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Mother Nature’s Pets

Mother Nature's Pets , written and illustrated by Christina Senkiw, is a story about the difficulties of being different. Four friends - Snake, Spider, Caterpillar and Worm - have experienced the pain of rejection. They try in various funny, sometimes dangerous, ways to make themselves acceptable. Mother Nature has the final word.

The Ukrainian language edition of Mother Nature's Pets, titled Любі тваринки Матері Природи , is available in the same format as the English language edition.

The illustrations are framed in detailed borders that depict a variety of insects and other tiny creatures found in southern Ontario, Canada.

Click on one of the 4 links below to see samples of the illustrations of the book.

Mother Nature’s Pets : English version

English version

Mother Nature’s Pets : Ukrainian version

Ukrainian version

Click images to see larger version of covers.

The Children See the Snake

The Children Spray the Caterpillar

Friends Meet in the Garden

Spider Dances a Jig

Reviews

"Her writing style is clear and concise...it is easy to understand the story."
Halyna Kostiuk, The Ukrainian Weekly, USA

"Many wise insights...(and) thought provoking observations."
Halyna Kostiuk, The Ukrainian Weekly, USA    

"A beautifully told story...cleverly planned illustrations."
Ariadna Shoom, Ukrainian Echo, Canada

Description of Book

Themes:

Being different, rejection, self-acceptance, friendship

Setting:

Summer garden, southern Ontario, Canada

Ages:

3 to 9

Title:

Mother Nature's Pets (English Edition)

Любі тваринки Матері Природи (Ukrainian Edition)

Size:

8 ½" (W) X 11"(H), 32 pages

Author:

Christina Senkiw

Publisher:

Sapphire Publications, Canada

ISBN:

0-921792-03-4 (English edition)
0-921792-04-2 (Ukrainian edition)

Cover:

Laminated, soft

Binding:

perfect binding

Illustrations:

13 full-color, full-page

Medium:

watercolor crayons on illustration board  

Price:

$13.95 CAN & US

Other books by Christina Senkiw

Mother Nature's Pets

Sonja's First Camp

I Want To Dance

Timmy Kitten and His Helpful Friends

History of Ukrainian Costume

My Primer

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