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Owen Davey is an award-winning freelance illustrator, living & working in the UK. His work has been published in every continent (except Antarctica), with picture books published in the UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, China & South Korea.
In 2011 he was awarded ‘Junior Magazine Most Promising New Talent Award’ for his debut picture book, Foxly’s Feast.
The creators of non-fiction continue to set the standard for sumptuous, beautiful books and this must surely be one of the most handsome to be published all year. Via 67 colourful wall charts it examines the different ways in which animals and plants have adapted to survive, explaining why they look and behave as they do. The charts are colour coded – yellow for habitats; orange for species; blue for special adaptations – and while the book can be read chronologically readers are encouraged to follow arrows in the margins to different pages, which expand on what they’ve learned with different examples and complementary information. It’s a book children will pore over happily for hours and which encourages them to develop as curious, questioning readers and thinkers. ~ Andrea Reece
Can a witch change Harry the dog from being a rough and rude creature into a charming and loveable family pet? Daphne the witch thinks that she can – even though Harry’s behaviour is quite a formidable challenge! Daphne’s lessons are designed to help all children understand the importance of good manners.
Celebrate the world of dinosaurs in this alphabet of exquisite pop-ups. From the allosaurus to the zuniceratops, discover dinosaurs great and small in this prehistoric pop-up alphabet. Featuring a selection of popular, unusual and incredible dinosaurs, with illustrations from the award-winning Owen Davey, this is a stylish treasury perfect for any dinosaur fan.
From Isaac Newton's laws of motion to types of energy and forces, the 32-page book explains everything you need to know about how your pinball machine works, and includes awesome experiments to do at home. Follow the step-by-step instructions to assemble the 88-piece model with plunger, leavers and flippers.
It's time to learn about the sea's most feared (and most misunderstood) residents: sharks! Owen Davey returns to nonfiction to explain the mysteries of those denizens of the deep. Some are deadly, others are less so, but all of them are fascinating creatures. Exciting and detailed illustrations fill the page and educate young readers about these thrilling residents of the sea. Davey's whimsical text and eye-popping imagery saw his previous book win the affection of the Wall Street Journal, Smart About Sharks is sure to have teeth!
With over 250 species inhabiting our planet, this book explores the many different types of monkeys from the smallest Pygmy Marmoset to the largest Mandrill, and provides all the facts you wanted to know and more. Discover where monkeys come from, how they swing from tree to tree, and why they fight and play with each other. After reading this beautifully illustrated book, you'll soon be raving mad about monkeys!
This super-charged book will give you a unique, interactive guide to the world of robots. Combining a fact-filled book (did you know there are robot explorers and even robot doctors?) with a slide-out box containing three motors and pre-cut card pieces. You will become an expert robot-inventor in no time!
Laika is a homeless stray living on the streets of Moscow when she is picked by the Space Programme to be the first ever animal launched into orbit! But her rocket disappears and everyone thinks Laika is lost forever. Now you'll discover in Owen Davey's imaginative story that Laika was rescued by a loving new owner and found her true home on a planet far, far away.
Going to bed is an exciting quest for one little boy in this charming tale. It might seem like he's going upstairs, brushing his teeth and climbing into bed, but actually he's riding through the forest, jumping over crocodiles and scaling the castle wall - no wonder he's exhausted and falls straight to sleep!
Going to bed is a great adventure for one little boy in this charming tale. It might seem like he's putting his toys away, brushing his teeth and climbing into bed, but actually he's riding through a hallway forest, jumping over bathroom crocodiles and climbing a castle wall - no wonder he is exhausted and falls straight to sleep.
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