On over 60 pages, children from 8 years onwards and their parents can dive into the secret world of African animals and learn about their super powers. Besides a breakdown of both notable and curious traits including class, weight, habitat and social behaviors the reader gets to know a corresponding African folk tale - interweaving method and myth.
Above: a final double spread and the work in progress with the draft on the left and the shapes on the right.
Below: The pangolin was one of the first aninals I was drawing for the book. As you can see, I kept the final image very close to the first draft.
When the pangolin is attacked it rolls up to a ball which even a lion can't open...
Below: When a honey badger fights with a king cobra, the honey badger is most likely the winner. Draft, work in progress and final double spread.
Below: Work in progress of the inking of a nile crocodile.
Below: Drafts for the images of an aye-aye, a dromedar and a mungo.
Release Date Europe: 5th of September 2017
Release Date USA: 10th of October 2017
Text: Alicia Klepeis
Format: 20.5 × 26.5 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, 64 pages
Recommended for: ages 8 and up
Shop Price: €19.90
The book is also beeing released in German, entitled Auf Safari
Thank you very much for your interest!