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Mia Cassany is the author of numerous children's books including An Atlasw of Imaginary Places and Great Ports of the World (both by Prestel). She is the co-founder of Mosquito Books. She lives in Barcelone, Spain.
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April 2019 Non-Fiction Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2019 | Take an inspiring journey into sixteen very special and important landscapes each of which is brought to life in glorious large-scale illustrations. These set the scene for amazing dramas of nature that are taking place within them. From tropical rainforest to scorching deserts, these protected environments are home to rare and beautiful animals and plants which are shown here in glorious illustrations that display their finest details. While the illustrations will draw the readers in, there is also a wealth of information included in the fact file at the end making this a book that is full of value as well as beauty.
Daydreamers, those who love poring over maps and imagining far-away places, and those who want their minds stretched will all love this book. Readers are taken to 14 different locations, places where nothing is impossible. This is a country where a volcano spews out bubblegum in every flavour, colour and taste; where you can draw new galaxies with your finger from the top of a lighthouse; where fish rain down from the sky onto a city built on the back of a giant whale. The illustrations are dreamy but detailed, filled with images that tease, trick and delight and there’s something new to find on every reading. ~ Andrea Reece
Travel to the world's ports and you'll learn much about a country's people, culture, and industry. Ports are thriving hubs of activity, filled with an endless variety of boats, cargo, and workers. This unique book takes young readers on a journey around the globe's ports and features some of the world's most fascinating destinations. In colorful spreads, readers are given insights into each port city: What are they eating in Hong Kong? What lives on the Nile River? What do the boats of Venice look like? From flora to fauna and from tropical climates to polar regions, this book is packed with vibrant, 1950s-era inspired illustrations. As entertaining as it is educational, this book gives children a window into a new way of seeing the world.
Lucas is looking everywhere for a best friend: the park, the circus, by the lake, and at school. He meets a lot of people along the way. But what about a best friend? This entertaining and colorful book is full of details for kids to search and find. Every spread features line drawings that are humming with activity. From an animal hospital populated with every kind of pet to an office filled with workers too busy working to give Lucas the time of day; from a restaurant that appears to serve only sandwiches and salad to a botanic garden where the visitors are just as strange as the plants. As Lucas travels around the city, he meets a lot of people, but will he find a best friend? Young readers will turn again and again to these drawings, discovering new details each time, and sparking their own ideas about how people interact in everyday situations. Many look and find questions will increase the fun and help to spot even more details.
Pierre and Frankfurt have lived happily together in their top floor flat, since the first day they met! Frankfurt is the most refined little dog you could imagine. He drinks his tea without the slightest slurp, he never gobbles his food and arranges his toys and scarves according to size and colour. But there is one thing that really upsets Frankfurt - one word! His name! How could anyone ever take a sausage dog seriously with a name like that? But Frankfurt has a plan . . . Join Frankfurt and Pierre in this wonderful book picture book that celebrates the importance of identity and friendship.
Upside-down mountains, volcanoes that spew bubble gum, a gentle humpback whale keeping an entire city afloat. These and other wonderful worlds may not exist on Earth, but elsewhere- who knows? Each spread of this captivating book invites readers on a fantastic voyage. Ana de Lima's whimsical, softly colored illustrations are filled with surprising details that reward close examination, while Mia Cassany's soothing narrator is a nameless fellow traveler. A jungle where the animals exchange stripes, spots, and markings each time they sneeze, an archipelago made up of dessert-shaped islands, and a lighthouse so tall you can draw a new galaxy with your finger are just some of the wild places to visit. Perfect for before-bed reading, or daytime dreaming, this stunningly illustrated book will delight young readers and encourage them to conjure their own imaginary places.
Kids will have their imaginations captured by this beautiful, non-fiction picture book that looks at home from around the world. Home Sweet Home celebrates the wide diversity of living quarters people around the world live in. Find out who lives in a Brooklyn brownstone or a Tokyo apartment! What about a London townhouse, or a cabin in Reykjavik? Up and coming talent Paula Blumen illustrates all of these great views of home. There's never been a better time to remember the importance of home for everyone.
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