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Maggie Li is a freelance illustrator working in London since she graduated from Kingston University in 2010. She is the Art Director of popular magazine, OKIDO and other clients include The Big Issue, Time Out, Flamingo magazine and Conde Nast Traveller. Maggie is part of the increasingly popular Zombie Collective and recently took part in the Fathom's Deep exhibition at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank. Maggie particularly likes working with maps and old travelling ephemera.
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | May 2016 Book of the Month Attractive, friendly illustrations and an interactive approach make this a fun introduction to dinosaurs. In the company of a group of ‘dinosaur detectives’ readers can explore the world of dinosaurs and pick up a great deal of information: colourful pages explain how dinosaur fossils are formed, illustrate the different periods, and demonstrated the size of dinosaurs using a sketch of a bus to provide perspective. Even the most dedicated students of palaeontology will discover things they didn’t know while this is accessible and intriguing enough to capture the interest of all readers. In tune with the detective theme it comes with its own magnifying glass too. ~ Andrea Reece
June 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This fact-packed guide to the human body will encourage children to think more about how their body works. It starts with a maze, a good way of demonstrating that the book is about finding things out yourself. Sure enough, in bright, busy spreads, each one dedicated to a different part of the body – muscles, brain, organs etc. – as well as diagrams and information boxes there are questions for the reader and experiments to try out. The book comes with a little magnifying glass too, a fun way of encouraging study of the diagrams, while an activity page at the back suggests that the reader use it on themselves for a real close up on the amazing body.
April 2014 Book of the Month Search high and low to discover interesting facts, track down odd information and dispel myths about the insect world. This interactive illustrated approach to nature guides suitable for 5 years upwards is packed full of amazing information and fun illustrations for children to pore over. A handy magnifying glass is provided to help you investigate the hidden details within each spread - there are over 100 little extras waiting to be found. It is a fun and informative insight into the world of the smallest critters and their private lives. No leaf is left unturned. And, once you've searched and found everything in the book why not turn your hand to the garden or even the corners and crevices in the rooms in your house - how many creepy crawlies can you find and then you can match them up to those in Bug Detective.
The Amazing Dinosaur Detectives is a fun and informative insight into the inner and outer world of everything dinosaur. We all know that the dinosaurs walked the Earth millions of years ago, but we're going to break the myths behind their extinction. Some dinosaurs had amazing teeth, claws, scales and hidden talents. Even though most were smaller than the T-Rex, they could outwit them and stay on top. You may think we're joking when we say Gigantosaurus, but we're not - there really was such a thing and we're going to get to the bottom of what it looked like and how it survived in such a hostile world. Explore fossils, see how long the dinosaurs actually lived on Earth (compared to us!) and see what the Earth actually looked like in their time. Which dinosaur was the longest? Which was the fastest? Which was the loudest? Find out who was a clever dinosaur, and who was not... We reveal the hidden talents of their daily lives, what they ate and how they ate it, how they entertained themselves, how they battled with each other, how they made their homes and what eventually caused their demise. Following on from BUG DETECTIVE and THE AMAZING HUMAN BODY DETECTIVES, this follows the same interesting, fun and quirky look at the dinosaur in all its shapes and sizes. Hidden elements appear on every page making this interactive and enjoyable. This series looks at the facts as well as dispelling the myths.
Following on from the very successful Big City Explorer, Around the World: CITIES continues with a great range of beautifully illustrated activities for children. From San Francisco to Sydney, every city has a variety of activities to complete including a city sudoku, a compass game and a flag to colour in (with dot colour references to make it accessible) and iconic stickers to finish the map. Each city sticker page has a world map reference to keep the young globetrotter up to speed on their current location. Once each page is completed, there is a penguin sticker that can be claimed to fill in the high-quality cut-out passport flap at the end of the book. With over 350 stickers included to get stuck into, the world is your oyster in this entertaining activity sticker book. Cities included: San Francisco, Mexico City, Chicago, Toronto, New York, Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Rome, Madrid, Cairo, Istanbul, Cape Town, Dubai, Mumbai, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Auckland.
Our body is an amazing thing and there's so much more to discover about it than meets the eye. The Amazing Body Detectives is a fun and informative insight into the inner and outer world of our bodies. No nook and cranny is left undiscovered, no goosebump left unexplored. We all know that we all have unique fingerprints, but did you know that we also have a unique tongue print? Did you know that when you are awake, the human brain has enough electricity whizzing about to power a light bulb? Our eyelashes have little creatures living on them - come and take a look at them! Following on from BUG DETECTIVE, this follows the same interesting, fun and informative look at different parts of the body. Hidden elements appear on every page making this interactive and enjoyable. Taking a more lighthearted approach than many other books on the market, this book covers the key facts with fun and humor, as well as dispelling the myths.
Join Penguin as he travels through 28 of the most amazing cities in the world. Learn about Istanbul, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, Rome, Berlin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Dublin, Mexico City, Singapore, Madrid, Cairo, Dubai, Sydney, Auckland, Amsterdam, Toronto, Cape Town, Mumbai, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Each city has its own double-page spread including a map of the central district, showing sites, cultural information, hot spots and famous landmarks. Look out for over 100 special details within the pages waiting to be explored! Packed with information, colour illustrations and educational fun and featuring a detachable compass in the cover. Age range: 5 upwards
Did you know? Ladybirds have poisonous knees! (poisonous to spiders, anyway) If you weighed all of the ants in the world they would weigh more than all of the humans in the world! Worms can have up to 5 hearts! Centipedes have been around for more than 400 million years, they are even older than dinosaurs! Search high and low to discover interesting facts, track down odd information and dispel myths about the insect world. A handy magnifying glass is provided to help you investigate the hidden details within each spread - there are over 100 little extras waiting to be found. A new interactive illustrated approach to nature guides suitable for 5 years upwards Packed full of amazing information and fun illustrations for children to pore over Comes with a brilliant magnifying glass to get kids searching for the extra details within each page This guide to all things insect challenges what is commonly known as a nature guide; it is a fun and informative insight into the world of the smallest critters and their private lives. No leaf is left unturned. Contents: Ladybirds, Beetles, Butterflies, Worms, Stick Insects, Snails, Flies, Bees, Spiders, Centipedes and Ants.