Here Is the Wetland

The wetland is a murky, moist, and mysterious world. Atop its glittering surface and beneath its shadowy depths, numerous animals struggle to survive and flourish. Madeleine Dunphy’s lyrical prose shows the relationships between the wetland’s plants and animals, giving young readers a clear picture of how each living creature depends on the others for survival. Illustrator Wayne McLoughlin adds stunning visuals, with luminous, detailed paintings that convey the fragile beauty and complexity of this critically important ecological community.

Author: Madeleine Dunphy
Illustrator: Wayne McLoughlin
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Ages: 3-8
Grade Levels: K-2
Paperback ISBN: 978-0977379583
Price: $9.95
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Award Named an “Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12” by the National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA) and Children’s Book Council

Here Is the Wetland by Madeleine Dunphy makes this world appealing for younger readers and listeners. . . . Children love this type of repeating book so that will make this a nifty and popular introduction to an important ecosystem. The pictures are beautiful and the frog on the cover should make this a book readers will want to pick up.”— Library Talk

“The rhythmic cumulative text of this book introduces readers to the interdependence of plants and animals in a wetland habitat. Uncluttered watercolors convey a sense of balance and harmony. . . .”— Horn Book

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Madeleine Dunphy

Madeleine Dunphy has studied and visited many of the world’s ecosystems, and was inspired to write books about our world’s great diversity of life. Her books have been published by Hyperion Books for Children, Millbrook Press, and her own publishing company, Web of Life Children’s Books—a publishing company devoted to publishing picture books about the environment. Madeleine is also a teacher, activist and mother. She lives in Oakland, California. For more information about Madeleine, her books, and her school presentations visit


Wayne McLoughlin

Since childhood, Wayne McLoughlin had a love of the outdoors that informed both his professional works and leisure-time activities. Wayne illustrated a wide variety of children’s fiction and nonfiction including the bestselling Warrior series by Erin Hunter. Wayne died in 2015. To find out more about Wayne’s beautiful books and illustrations visit