Winner! of 2010 APPL Children's Media Award - read more

Winner! of 2010 National Assoc. for Interpretation Media Award, Children's Book, 2nd - read more

cover illustration ©2009 Joyce M Turley design by Ron Short for GCA

Animals Count in Grand Canyon National Park
by Donna Love; illustrated by Joyce Mihran Turley • Published by Grand Canyon Association (2009)

Grand Canyon is one of the prettiest places on earth, but deep inside its rocky walls and shaded beneath its towering rim forests, animals count the park as home, too. Animals Count in Grand Canyon National Park is a picture book for children ages 3 to 6 that features the many animals of Grand Canyon helping the young reader count to ten. Readers will meet two collared lizards, three Grand Canyon rattlesnakes, six humpback chubs, seven California condors, nine canyon tree frogs, ten big brown bats, and many more friends, each telling you a little about their lives in their amazing home. The wilderness of Grand Canyon teems with life, and this delightful book will open the world of the canyon and its wild citizens to readers while they learn to count. Colorful illustrations by artist Joyce Mihran Turley bring the stealthy, sure-footed, curious, croaking, and slithering wild animals of Grand Canyon National Park to life. Parents who wish to teach their children about the wildlife of our natural world will love this easy-to-read, beautifully designed tribute to the national park’s many furry, finny, hoofy, scaly, feathered, and slippery creatures.

Recognition for Animals Count in Grand Canyon National Park

2010 APPL Children's Media Award

  • The Association of Partners for Public Lands
  • ...recognizes achievements in publications, product development and programming
    by all nonprofit public lands partners
  • Judges’ comments: Nice book. The story and illustrations invoke the desire to
    see the real thing. Spot-on engaging illustrations complement the text very well.
2010 NAI Media Award Children's Book, 2nd
  • The National Association for Interpretation Media Awards Competition promotes
    excellence in the delivery of natural, cultural, and historical nonpersonal interpretive services.
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