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I was recommended this book (by a headteacher) for my 6 year old grandson who loves animals and finding out more about them. It has the look of a book that you would lovingly keep for years and treasure, with it gold page edges and attractive cover. Great for sitting down together and practicing reading if your child is into the subject. Illustrated well. This book was also given as a school prize recently and the children loved it.
What a lovely book this is. A lot of thought has gone into writing this book and it shows! I was so pleased with it that I bought a couple of copies for presents straightaway. The layout and text is great and there is just the right amount of information on the animals to interest children and keep them engaged as you go through the book. It is humorous, engaging and interesting to read with children of all ages.
I ordered this anthology at the same time as The Forest, which was a disappointment. The anthology is stunning visually, and interesting. I intend to buy it in French for a friend and look forward to another book by this author. Fantastic value for money and a pleasure at any age (parent and child).
I have never written a review before, but felt utterly compelled to do so with this book. What can I say? It is beautiful in so many ways. Firstly, each animal in the book is attributed with a stunning photo (that looks more like an incredible drawing), as well as a gorgeous illustration and a piece of writing and the edges of each page are covered in gold leaf which looks amazing when the book is laying on its side. I have recommended this to so many people and they have felt the same. I originally got this for my 6 year old daughter on her birthday and she absolutely LOVES it, but to be honest it is a book that everyone would enjoy. The only sad this about it is that I hope that we do everything we can in our lifetime to protect these incredible animals that feature in the book, so that they are still around for many more generations to see. And at this price! It is worth EVERY penny and more!
I was pleasantly surprised when this book arrived. The pictures are stunning, the content is engaging and pitched perfectly towards young readers and the quality of the actual book itself makes it very special. The edges of the pages are embossed in gold ink and there is a page marker ribbon. The outer covers of the book are hard covered and have a texture that gives the book a quality feel. Overall this is quite a thick weighty book with plenty of content. One to treasure and hand down the generations. I have purchased this for my little boy for Christmas. I’m now tempted to get the nature one as well.
Wow! I love this book already! My 5 year old daughter loves books and animals so this is a huge hit. The information given for each animal is interesting and variable - I’m sure lots of the curious facts will stick in our minds. A wonderful selection of animals have been chosen including some I’ve never heard of and the photography is amazing. This is a keeper and one I’m sure we will enjoy for a long time yet.
The easy-to-read and enlightening text, together with the beautiful illustrations and telescopic (close-up/detailed) photographs of a wide variety of species, make education about the natural world (at any age!) a truly pleasurable experience. I bought a copy for my 11 year old and have enjoyed reading it with her so much that I bought another as a gift (Christmas shopping in October!). I paid £20 for each copy (reasonable value considering the excellent quality of this large, 'coffee table style' book) and so was amazed (as well as gutted!) to see that it has already been reduced to £16...a massive bargain if ever there was one! Happy reading :)
Absolutely beautiful book bought for a 4yo christmas present and I am absolutely amazed how cheap it was. I would have been happy to have paid double the amount I did for this book. The quality is superb and the information just right for both children and adults of all ages to enjoy. The artwork is stunning and I just know this will be one to be loved and enjoyed for a long time. I am now also tempted to order another for my sons preschool as it is just a fantastic book at a fantastic price. Many thanks!
My nephew asked for "Science Books" for Christmas, but wasn't clear on which he wanted. I wasn't as sure he'd like like this book, but he does seem to enjoy this. As I said, he got it for Christmas, and had his nose in it, reading facts to us all day. This was fairly easy for him, because the information is presented in well laid out spreads across a couple of pages, with a mixture of small, and longer form information common.
Bought this as a gift for 5 year old grandson and all the kids love looking at the pictures and learning about the animals. Each left page is a full colour picture of the animal with the right hand page describing in easy to understand words the animinal, it's habitat etc. Would highly recommend.