Untamed: Animals Around the World

Untamed book cover

book cover image from stevebloom.com

Bloom, Steve. Text by Christian Harvard, drawings by Emmanuelle Zicot.  Steve Bloom Untamed:  Animals Around the World.  78 p. Abrams Books for Young Readers. 2005. ISBN 978-0-810-95956-9.It’s been said you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but in this case, you can.  The cover of the book, Untamed:  Animals Around the World by Steve Bloom, shows two tigers fighting and is a captivating photo.  The rest of the photos in this book are just as captivating!

Steve Bloom is an internationally renowned wildlife photographer, takes the most amazing photographs!  All of his books are must-reads.  In Untamed, Bloom takes us all over the world, from the jungles of Borneo, to the African savannahs, to frozen Antarctica.

Bloom’s photographs make you feel as if you are with the animals in their natural environment.  What’s cool is that Bloom is actually no where near the animals.  He stresses that he respects the animals and their environment, so he makes sure he is not disturbing them.

This photographs in this book will fascinate everyone who reads it.  The text gives readers facts about the animals and their environments, but the magic in this book truly are the photos.   Kudos to Steve Bloom for inviting us in to the animals world, showing us anger, tenderness, and humor, while respecting them enough to keep our distance. There are so many really amazing photographs that bear mentioning here, but you’ll have to check it out for yourself.

To see these and other amazing photos, check out Steve Bloom Untamed:  Animals Around the World .

Genre:  Nonfiction

Themes:  wildlife, animals, photography, conservation

A/R Reading level:  n/a

Interest level:  grades 4-8

Link to Harvest Park Library catalog: This book is not at the Harvest Park Library, but should be.  If you would like to buy it for the library, please follow this link:  Harvest Park Library Amazon Associates link.

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