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The Variety of Life

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781444931198

Price: £16.99

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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.


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
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
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
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
crammed with cheerfully wide-eyed creatures...in bright watercolours...alongside zoological facts
Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
this is a pretty wonderful book to be had... a real take-away natural history museum
The Bookbag