Curiositree (Hardcover)

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

By AJ Wood, Mike Jolley, Owen Davey (Illustrator)

Wide Eyed Editions, 9781847807823, 112pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2016

List Price: 27.99*
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Description

A first introduction to the natural world that looks at the myriad ways in which plants and animals have adapted to give themselves the best chance of survival. Natural World explores and explains why living things look and behave the way they do in a series of visually compelling information charts.



About the Author

AMANDA WOOD began her career in illustration at the Natural History Museum, London, and went on to be the founding Editor and Publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Greenaway winners, and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold over 19 million-copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey.

Mike Jolley has worked as an Art Director in children’s books for over 25 years. He also sells artwork made from found objects, under the name ‘Box 2’. It was during one of his many junk shop visits that the idea of using midcentury school information charts for Curiositree first took shape. He lives on a cliff overlooking the English Channel.
Owen Davey is an award-winning freelance illustrator living and working in the UK. His work has been published in every continent except Antarctica.


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

A NSTA-CBC  Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 for 2017 - NSTA-CBC

"For a more comprehensive discussion of the world’s profuse creatures and their ways and ecosystems....with chic illustrations by Owen Davey....[and] packed with short, informative paragraphs by Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley." - The Wall Street Journal

"It's a richly layered and expertly composed volume that may leave readers with the impression of having wandered through the halls of a natural history museum - Publishers Weekly starred review

"'Natural World' reads like a book of make-believe....The hook is: They are all true." - The New York TImes Book Review