Little Leopard, like any baby, exciting with his first steps of independence. Every effort of the leopard cub is critical, and so every success is a heady one, described in a sweet way that encouraging toddlers.
2014 | 26 pp. | Age 3+ | English translation available | Rights Sold: Hebrew
“Undoubtedly an upcoming toddlers’ hit […] An impressive book, engaging the young readers in perceiving, exploring, leaving them surprised and impressed. It builds literary momentum, with originality and a spectacular design. A convincing portrayal of an animal in its natural habitat, touching and sensitive.” – Yotam Schwimmer, Ynet, news site
“The book’s pages radiate true love for nature and wildlife.” – David Rapp, Ha’aretz, daily newspaper
“A special book, minimalist on words and with plenty of beauty.” – Maya Levine, Ha’aretz books
“A toddler’s picture book sophisticated in such an arty, stylish way. The leopard’s independence is described in a natural, calm way.” – Tamar Hochshtater, HaPinkas, journal
Gur Ilany grew up in a house packed with wild animals in the desert, south Israel. His father, a known cat’s zoologist (also known as “the Israeli Gerald Durell”), regularly brought home various mammals, among them a leopard cub. Ilany left the desert in 1998, to study visual communications in Wizo College of Design, Israel, and film & television in VCA, Melbourne, Australia. He lives in Israel, spends his time developing games and writing.
Hadar Reuven is a gifted artist. Her creative and artistic talent were already recognized at childhood, and at age of 14 she was invited to participate in a Program of Sciences and Arts for Gifted Students – Weizmann Institute of Science. She exhibits her art and illustration in solo exhibitions and group exhibitions throughout the world.