Text: Jola Richter-Magnuszewska
Illustrations: Daniel de Latour
24 x 32 cm
English translation sample available.
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This is a must-have for any environmentalist, both young or (slightly) older!
It teaches empathy and respect for all creatures. It helps us realize how fascinating and mysterious our animal neighbors are.
Why is the wild boar a forest ecologist? And does it really use a towel to wipe its back with after a mud bath?
The illustrator Jola Richter-Magnuszewska lives on the edge of a forest and discovers its mysteries every day.
In her marvelous cut-out story, the artist shows the wild boar’s place in the beliefs of our ancestors, its love for its closest relatives (did you know that sows sing lullabies to their piglets?), their habits that are surprisingly similar to those of humans (for example, making the bed), and their complicated language, which proves the boars’ amazing intelligence.
But that’s not all – the boar are accompanied by their cousins, like the well-loved warthog or the domestic pig, who is perhaps the cleverest and most sensitive of all animals known to us.