Cover image © Bert Kitchen

Cover image © Bert Kitchen

Predator and Prey: A Conversation in Verse

Illustrated by Bert Kitchen

Publisher: Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press

32 pp.

ISBN: 9780763695330

Publication Date: April 9, 2019.

Available on Indiebound, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

Description from the publisher: The battle for survival between predator and prey is sometimes a fight, sometimes a dance, and often involves spying, lying, or even telling the truth to get ahead. Biologist and debut author Susannah Buhrman-Deever explores these clashes in poems and prose explanations that offer both sides of the story. With beautiful, realistic illustrations that are charged with drama, Bert Kitchen captures the breathtaking moments when predator meets prey. Readers who hunger for more about the art of survival will find an extensive list of references in the back.


“An effective presentation of science through poetry, art, and stellar bookmaking.” Kirkus Starred Review

“…a resource that encourages the intersection of science and language arts…a welcome, engaging window.” —Maggie Reagan, Booklist

“Predators and their prey speak about their relationships in a variety of performance-worthy poems… An obvious choice for classrooms studying animal behavior.” —Kathleen Isaacs, School Library Journal