The Curiositree: Natural World A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature by A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley

The Curiositree: Natural World A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature

Written by A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley
Illustrated by Owen Davey
Part of the Curiositree Series

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The creators of non-fiction continue to set the standard for sumptuous, beautiful books and this must surely be one of the most handsome to be published all year. Via 67 colourful wall charts it examines the different ways in which animals and plants have adapted to survive, explaining why they look and behave as they do. The charts are colour coded – yellow for habitats; orange for species; blue for special adaptations – and while the book can be read chronologically readers are encouraged to follow arrows in the margins to different pages, which expand on what they’ve learned with different examples and complementary information. It’s a book children will pore over happily for hours and which encourages them to develop as curious, questioning readers and thinkers. ~ Andrea Reece


The Curiositree: Natural World A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature by A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley

A first introduction to the natural world that looks at the myriad ways in which plants and animals have adapted to give themselves the best chance of survival. Natural World explores and explains why living things look and behave the way they do in a series of visually compelling information charts.

About the Author

AMANDA WOOD began her career in illustration at the Natural History Museum, and went on to be the founding Editor and Publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Greenaway winners, and edited and wrote ground-breaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold over 19 million-copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey.

MIKE JOLLEY has worked as a Book Designer and Art Director in children’s publishing for over 25 years. He is the author of ‘Grunter - the story of a pig with attitude’ and more recently, ‘I’ll see you in the morning’ - a gentle lullaby illustrated by Mique Moriuchi. Mike also exhibits and sells artwork made from found and collected objects, under the name ‘Box 2’. It was during one of his many junk shop visits that the idea of referencing mid-century school information charts as a design approach first took shape for ‘Curiositree’. He lives on a cliff overlooking the English Channel.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 7


A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley
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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

7th July 2016




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