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    • ISBN:9781444933437
    • Publication date:19 Oct 2017

The Variety of Life

By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Lorna Scobie

  • Hardback
  • £14.99

A beautiful, vibrant and engaging celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom.

Our planet is full of life! Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle - but only eight species of bear? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of the natural world and profiles some of its most surprising creatures.

A glorious celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, illustrated by rising star Lorna Scobie.

There is something to delight on every page with fascinating facts about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. This exquisite book will encourage children to treasure the world's biodiversity and help to stop it slipping away.

Biographical Notes

Nicola Davies (Author)
Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose books for children include Big Blue Whale, Just Ducks!, One Tiny Turtle and The Promise, which was declared one of the best picture books of the year by the New York Times. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats, then worked in the BBC Nature History Unit. She was one of the original presenters of The Really Wild Show. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. Visit her website at www.nicola-davies.com

Lorna Scobie (Illustrator)
Lorna Scobie is a London-based illustrator and book designer. Growing up surrounded by nature in the English countryside has heavily influenced her illustrations - her work almost always revolves around the natural world and Animal Kingdom. Lorna illustrates her work by hand, primarily using ink pens, water colour and coloured pens.

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  • ISBN: 9781444931198
  • Publication date: 19 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
this is a pretty wonderful book to be had... a real take-away natural history museum — The Bookbag
Exploring the diversity of life on earth and filled with wondrous facts - as well as endearing illustrations from Scobie - it will have kids treasuring their planet. — Hannah Beckerman
crammed with cheerfully wide-eyed creatures...in bright watercolours...alongside zoological facts — Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
If your child loves animals, this is the perfect gift, a generous hardback, featuring all manner of life, from beetles and spiders to fish and whales. The delicious watercolour and ink illustrations by newcomer, Lorna Scobie are a joy to share. BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF 2017 — Irish Independent
We learned so much from this book! The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. — Angels & Urchins
There is something to delight on every page... Accompanied with stunning illustrations by Lorna Scobie — BookTrust
As a book for sharing or research, children will enjoy spotting the animals they're familiar with as well as lesser known creatures. — The School Librarian
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