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Hidden Planet

Written by Ben Rothery

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Hidden Planet Review

Art and Design Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Stories about Animals The Natural World

An Illustrator's Love Letter to Planet Earth

Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021

Facts and descriptions provide insight into a curated collection of birds and animals - some endangered and some less so - told from the perspective of a detail-obsessed illustrator.


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'This is my love letter to Planet Earth; a celebration of her hidden species, from the bold and the beautiful to the interesting but ugly. And while not a complete list, I hope that these few give a glimpse of the outstanding diversity of nature' - Ben Rothery

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Hidden Planet Synopsis

Perfect for animal-lovers everywhere!

A beautiful crossover book for all ages, this is the book natural-history illustrator Ben has wanted to read since he was a child.

Fun to read together or independently, let the secrets of the animals on our planet come to life in vibrant detail.

Hidden Planet Press Reviews

Ben Rothery is an extraordinary illustrator of the natural world, and an inspiration to children and grown-ups to write their own love letter to Planet Earth - Angels and Urchins

For wildlife aficionados . . . [Hidden Planet] is filled with stunning illustrations . . . The engaging text is full of intriguing details -- Children's Books of the Year - Guardian

This book is a thing of rare beauty -- David Walliams

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ISBN: 9780241361016
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Publisher: Ladybird an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780241361016
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Ben Rothery
Publisher: Ladybird an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Art, Animals, The Natural World

About Ben Rothery

Ben Rothery is a detail-obsessed illustrator from Norwich, via Cape Town. He combines multiple processes to create intricate and delicate illustrations and repeating patterns, full of fine detail and vibrant colour. Much of Ben's work is inspired or informed by his love of nature - he grew up wanting variously to be a shark, dinosaur or David Attenborough crossed with Indiana Jones, but settled upon illustration as a compromise that allowed him to bring those fantasies to life on paper. Ben works from a small but perfectly formed studio in London, which he shares with an unnecessarily large collection of ...

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