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Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Non-Fiction 7-11 category | Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books | One of our Books of the Year 2015 New from the company that brought you Creaturepedia and the Atlas of Adventures, this is another beautiful reference book that will cause readers to open their eyes wide in wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Step through those golden gates on the cover to enter five of Earth’s richest natural habitats: the Chihuahuan Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, the Black Forest, the Himalayan Mountains and the Great Barrier Reef. Each one is depicted in a vivid double page spread, crammed with examples of the animals and plants that make the regions special, while subsequent pages include close ups and written descriptions. Readers are addressed directly, instructed to watch for particular animals and to listen out for their sounds. It’s natural history but not as we know it: Williams plays with scale uses the startlingly bright colours of plants and animals to dazzle the eye. A wonder of a book indeed. ~ Andrea Reece
Open the gates of the Wonder Garden to explore five of Earth's most extraordinary habitats, each filled with incredible creatures and epic scenery. Trek through the Amazon Rainforest, travel to the Chihuahuan Desert, dive in the Great Barrier Reef, delve deep into the Black Forest and stand on the roof of the world - the Himalayan Mountains - to see nature at its wildest. Breathtaking, engraved illustrations bring to life Earth's spectacular Wonder Garden.
Selected for Children's Special as non-fiction title as a One to Watch Wide-Eyed's 2015 list is a really diverse selection of innovative non-fiction - this is my favourite... Wander the world's wildest habitats from the Amazon to the Great Barrier Reef- and discover life in all its dazzling variety... Broom is the author of Animalium and The Wonder Garden sits very well as a companion title. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller
Truly stunning’— Editor’s Non Fiction choice for September in The Bookseller
|Publication date:||3rd September 2015|
|Illustrator:||Kristjana S Williams|
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fascinating Facts, Natural History|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Jenny Broom studied Fine Art at the Slade, before becoming a writer and editor of children's books. She lives and works in London. Katie Scott studied illustration at Brighton before moving to London. Her clients include Feuilleton, the New York Times and Nobrow, and her album cover for Bombay Bicycle Club was nominated for 'Best Album Artwork' at the NME Awards, 2012.More About Jenny Broom