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Chris Madden is an Editorial and Lifestyle illustrator from Manchester, UK, where he lives with his family.
Chris received his first illustration assignment at the age of 9 for his primary school newspaper. He then took a short break from professional illustration until graduating with a 1st Class honours degree in Illustration in 2010. Since then Chris has been published in a wide range of international newspapers and magazines.
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Another fascinating, beautifully illustrated information book from Words & Pictures, We Build Our Homes shows young readers how some of the amazing architects of the animal world build places to raise their babies, or protect themselves. Amongst the 26 different creatures included are Tailorbirds, the ‘needle-beaked nesters’ who sew leaves together with spiderweb; Satin Bowerbirds, the ‘shiny-feathered, choose-me-now birds’, who decorate their homes with blue items to attract a mate; as well as Weaver Ants, Gopher Tortoises, Prairie Dogs and Chimpanzees. The text is lyrical and sometimes playful, and a joy to read. The book also includes a useful map of the world, and a Builders’ Fact File.
UKLA Longlist Book Awards - 2019 | Some of the world’s most extraordinary animal migrations are detailed in this beautiful book, in short lyrical passages of text and stylish illustrations. From garter snakes, to Emperor penguins and Bar-headed geese, their journeys are brought to life over stunning double-pages, additional notes at the end detailing the exact distances travelled. There’s a map of the world so that you can trace their journeys across the globe and in an important final scene, people of different races are shown at an airport, a reminder that humans too travel many thousands of miles and for lots of different reasons.
Take a hike through alpine landscapes and snowy mountain peaks and discover Earth's diverse and delicate ecosystems. From the mighty Himalayas to the majestic Rockies, this book will take you on an amazing journey. See the different flora and fauna, learn about the diverse range of species and understand the importance of maintaining these beautiful, natural habitats. This lyrical picture book looks at plants, animals and land formations in Earth's amazing mountain ecosystems, from the smallest creatures to the largest predators, gently covering the topic of global warming. The World of Wonder series shines a light on our planet's fragile ecosystems, from majestic mountains, to expansive forests and deep oceans, gently covering important topics such as global warming and the impact of humans on the natural world. Also available: World of Wonder: Oceans 978-0-7112-5005-5
From the epic migration of the huge humpback whale to the unbelievable determination of the tiny hummingbird, come on a trip around the world and learn the story of each animal's migration and the reasons why they travel so very far. This vividly illustrated introduction to animal migration across land, sea, and air looks at the most astonishing journeys undertaken by animals around the world. From wildebeest to butterflies; polar bears to Leatherback turtles, each animal tells its own 'micro story' about its incredible journey across a variety of terrain at different times of the year. Perfect for young animal lovers!
Join Doctor Max Pemberton as he takes you on a marvellous adventure around the human body! Shrink yourself down as small as you can go. No - much smaller than that! You'll need to be small enough to crawl up nostrils, peer inside eyeballs and float through the bloodstream, because we're about to embark on an amazing trip through your awesome anatomy. On our travels we'll discover startling facts about how our bodies work and why they're so extraordinarily special. And that's not all - Dr Max will be on hand to help you feel your best with his expert body boosting tips on living and eating well. So grab your magnifying glass and stethoscope, and let's set off on our marvellous adventure of being human!
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