by David Muirhead (Penguin) ISBN: 9781775844617
This is a wildlife book unlike any other. The author, David Muirhead, a long-time English writer and journalist, explores 42 of Southern Africa’s creatures. He details their habits and lifestyles, and manages to over-exaggerate their traits and reputations in a hilarious way. The writing is wonderfully executed.
While relying on a bit of poetic justice, this charming book seeks to educate and entertain. The illustrations are also a sight to behold and have been lovingly rendered by Cape Town based artist, Patricia de Villiers. The Bedside Ark is a must read for nature lovers.