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

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Synopsis

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.

Reviews

With stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator owen Davey this book will capture the attention of children and adults alike and is set to be one of the top nonfiction books of 2016.' Angels and Urchins

'An excellent resource to use in school or a hugely enjoyable book to have in a child's home collection.' Books for Keeps

'So much to read, so much to see, a truly astonishing and amazing book that cries out to be in your collection. Do not miss it!' Read it Daddy

'Here is a museum for your lap, a museum for the home, the classroom, the library, a world of knowledge and fascination at your fingertips, a world beckoning you in and waiting to be explored.' Armadillo Magazine

'A must buy for the family bookshelf, the school or college library; in fact for any organisation that cares about life and the interconnectedness of everything.' Red Reading Hub

'Stunningly illustrated and designed in quite an adult way. It features a sophisticated language, terminology and visual style, and so will probably appeal to older children who are already wildlife enthusiasts.' Book Trust

'There are dozens of beautiful nature books on the market, but this is stand-out: focussing on how and why animals look, behave and live as they do, it's both information rich and beautifully illustrated.' Huffington Post

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
112 pages
Interest Age: From 8

Author

A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley
More books by A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley

Author's Website

www.mike-jolley.com/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

7th July 2016

ISBN

9781847807519

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