Curiositree: Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature - Jacket unfolds into a huge wall poster!

Curiositree: Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature - Jacket unfolds into a huge wall poster!

Curiositree: Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature - Jacket unfolds into a huge wall poster!
AJ Wood and Mike Jolley

Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN 9781847807519

See how nature is connected with this stunning first introduction to the natural world. Presented as an 'information tree', it explains why living things look and behave the way they do in a series of visually compelling information charts, exploring the myriad ways in which plants and animals have adapted to give themselves the best chance of survival. This beautiful compendium of the wonders of nature can be enjoyed by all the family and nature lovers of all ages.

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5/5

AJ Wood and Mike Jolley

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This is a gorgeous book, perfect for browsing, and I can see it being a magnet for children in the library - especially those who prefer non fiction and reading chunks of text over fiction chapters. The book is colour coded into three main areas: Habitats, Species & Adaptations and is full of interesting facts about different habitats and the creatures you'll find in each habitat. This book is a delicious treasure-chest of facts for browsing; on the section about Honeybees, I found out that the food that is given to a honeybee lava and the size of its cell will determine what rank it will become; on other pages, that beaver houses are so strong that not even bears can break into them; and that owl eggs are almost round in shape. Children love details like these and there is plenty to keep them occupied. The illustrations, too, really stand out in this book; each page is carefully laid out and the stylish design and illustrations bring the sections to life. Illustrations are so important in attracting children to books and these do the job beautifully - but I think that adults will enjoy reading this just as much! 112 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Alison Hopper.

Reviewed by: Alison Hopper