Lots The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies
  

Lots The Diversity of Life on Earth

Written by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Emily Sutton

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | A stunning book that is also an invaluable introduction to how to look at the world around us. Nicola Davies invites readers to look at the flowers, the birds, the insects, the fishes and more in habitats of all kinds around the world. She shows the value of individual groups and also the importance of the how all aspects of nature are interconnected. Emily Sutton’s beautiful illustrations bring the natural world sharply into focus making it both delightful and accessible. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Lots The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies

From the award-winning team behind Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes comes Lots, a beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of biodiversity for younger readers. There are living things everywhere: the more we look, the more we find. There are creatures on the tops of the tallest jungle trees, at the bottom of the coldest oceans, even under the feathers of birds and in boiling volcanic pools. So how many different kinds are there? One, two, three ...lots! With beautiful words from Nicola Davies and exquisite illustrations by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children.

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This is one of those special books with cross-over appeal. Tiny children will adore the illustrations, slightly older ones will learn fascinating facts and readers of any age will be moved by the message that we need to take better care of our beautiful environment. This is a gorgeously presented book. The cover is simply beautiful and every single page is a riot of vibrant colour as the author and illustrator take us on a journey around the world. [...] The text is at a perfect level for very young children with additional information added within the illustrations for those who want to find out more. [...] This large format hardback would make a very special gift for a child. It would be especially valuable in schools and is a must buy for primary school libraries. [...] This is a treat of a book and I would highly recommend it. thebookbag.co.uk

Clear, direct, involving text, coupled with vivid, delicate illustrations make for a truly special work of non-fiction. The Guardian

With beautiful words from Nicola Davies and exquisite illustrations by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children. Israel Book Review

This is a book to pour and ponder over, from reading the story to picking out the different creatures in each picture, to reading the funny and fascinating animal names. Great for small people who like nature or for in-depth discussion in a primary school classroom. BookTrust

glorious The Irish Times Weekend

Praise for Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes:

With charming illustrations, this friendly, clever book succeeds in conveying the complex science of micro-organisms simply and clearly, and opens up an exciting new avenue for young non-fiction. -- Independent Bookshop Week supplement The Guardian

...the simple but amazing facts flow and by the end of this short read the child has a wonderful insight into 'the tiniest lives doing the biggest jobs. The Bath Chronicle

Get them learning science early, with playful picture books like this romp through the world of micro-organisms. Explore how we catch a cold, what bacteria go into yoghurt and all kinds of other fascinating facts, simply and entertainingly explained. Time Out

...a brilliant book on science. Introducing the complicated and seemingly incomprehensible world of microbes in a remarkably simple and elegant way, the genius of this book is that through explorations of scale, purpose and presenting the good, the bad and the ugly, children as young as four are able to understand the complexities of these powerful and tiny creatures. With beautiful illustrations and gripping text, this was very much an again book. Culture Baby

A brilliant work of non-fiction The Schoool Run.com

Reveals the miraculous-ness of science with sheer sharp edge precision and decorative charm The Sunday Times

Nicola Davies imparts a sense of wonder at the variety and abundance of near-invisible life forms Wall Street Journal Europe

An absolute visual delight The Guardian

A richly beautiful examination of life on the tiniest scale Metro

About the Author

Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, Bat Loves the Night and the Silver Street Farm series. She is a Zoology graduate, an expert in whales and bats, and has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. She lives in Crickhowell, Wales.

Read more about Nicola Davies here.

Please note there are two children's authors called Nicola Davies which our systems are unable to tell apart. The books Star in the Custard, Shampoo and Seawater, and Stories from Abergele Street are not written by this Nicola Davies. Apologies.

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Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Nicola Davies
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th April 2017

ISBN

9781406360486

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