This book is filled with Poortvliet's paintings and drawings of animals. This is the original oversize first edition with big 12 x 16 inch pages. This book was reprinted in a 8.5 x 11 inch format.
From the library of James (Jimmy) Hickey, a longtime TV and feature animation background artist. From 1978 to 2009, his credits included Key Background Painter, Background Painter, Background Supervisor, Background Stylist, Key Layout Artist, Background Layout Designer, etc., working primarily for Hanna-Barbera, but also Warner Bros. Cartoon Network, and Disney. He retired in 2009 to paint and teach.