Wild Colors of the West

Is your favorite color warm and sunny, or is it cool like water? Does it appear with the rain, or does it glow and shine in the sun? In the latest board book from the author of Living Wild, photographs of animals in their natural habitats show young readers the prismatic hues found in nature, from the tangerine of monarch butterflies to the fresh green of new sorrel. Each page names and locates the Western park or city where Bond photographed the featured species.

About the Author

Elaine Miller Bond

After beginning her career as a senior science writer for the University of California Natural Reserve System, Elaine Miller Bond went on to write and photograph independently. She is the photographer for The Utah Prairie Dog: Life Among the Red Rocks (University of Utah Press, 2014), and the writer-illustrator of Running Wild (Heyday, 2016), Affimals: Affirmations + Animals (LIT Verlag, 2009) and Dream Affimals (Sunstone Press, 2013). Her work has appeared on the Discovery Channel Canada and been published by Science, NPR, BBC Earth News, The American Naturalist, The Washington Post, Journal of Mammalogy, Berkeleyside, and other scientific and popular media. She has a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge. Bond lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.