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Welcome to this collection of best-loved animals from all over the world, chosen for their special talents and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet 'the architects', the 'noisy neighbors', the 'homebodies', the 'forever faithfuls', the 'champions of forgetfulness' and more in this alphabetically ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating facts, curious creatures, and characterful cartoons, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours.
Adrienne Barman spent her childhood in the highlands of Southern Switzerland and obtained her graphics diploma at Lugano. In 2001 she moved to Geneva, where she worked for five years with the collective SO2 Design while also working with Le Courrier. She also enjoyed being close to wildlife there. Since 2007 she has devoted herself to illustrating for publishing and press.
"...animals are grouped and illustrated in delightful and whimsical ways." - Atlanta Parent
"Swiss illustrator Barman presents a playful overview of the animal kingdomâ€‹... While the book is light on information, Barman's quirky artwork and the biodiversity reflected offer a lot to pore over." - Publisher's Weekly
"...a visual explosion...guarantees hours of contented browsing...a gem." - Shelf Awareness
"Animal lovers will spend hours poring over the illustrations and information in the brilliant Creaturepedia."- WRD About Books
"A beautifully illustrated menagerie of animals provide a visual treat for young readers." - The Bookbag Selected as Book of the Month
"Beautiful looking book(s) that inform and inspire in equal measure" - Love Reading Selected as Top Non-Fiction Title
"A visually stunning 'animal almanac' of over 600 creatures... this is an imaginative and fun way to learn about the animal kingdom." - Angels & Urchins
"This exceptional book is a real work of art; one that will be enjoyed by all ages and pored over time and again." - Parents in Touch
"Both information rich and hugely entertaining" - Margaret Mallet Books for Keeps Selected as Book of the Month
"A wonderfully original guide to the stars of the animal kingdom... Eclectic facts, captions, cartoons and engaging illustrations are well-pitched for younger children." - Fiona Noble The Bookseller Selected for The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide
"The animal kingdom stars as you've never seen them before grouped by biggest, silliest, bravest and other fun comparisons. Wonderfully engaging non-fiction with great quality production from the fledgling Wide-Eyed Editions imprint." - Fiona Noble The Bookseller