Animalium presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled talent.
Welcome to the Museum is a series of books set on the “walls” of the printed page, showcasing the world’s finest collections of objects — from natural history to art. Open 365 days a year and unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, each title in this series is organized into galleries that display more than 200 full-color specimens accompanied by lively, informative text.
About the Author
Jenny Broom studied painting at the Slade School of Art before becoming a writer and editor. She lives in London.
Katie Scott studied illustration at Brighton University and has since worked with the BBC, the New York Times,Universal Records, and Phaidon Press. She lives and works in London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased this book at the request of my daughter's school. It's an absolutely gorgeous book that is sure to catch the attention of any child and entertain them with scientific knowledge.
I came across this oversized book when I was researching children’s books for Christmas presents. This is not a children’s book. After looking at this book, I would have to say, this book is geared for older individuals and I wouldn’t buy it unless my child was very interested in them. Why? Because this book tends to read like a science book. It uses larger vocabulary and uses scientific terms for the animals, to me, it just is not a fun book to read for younger children or for them to look at. You really need to know something of what you are reading to understand this book. The book is broken down into invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. An example of the words that I found that might be difficult are: formidable dexterity, unprecedented, dermal denticles and dynamic lift. Don’t get me wrong the text has great information but it is geared for older individuals or individuals who are diverse in the language of the species. On each two-page spread of this oversized book, there is an oversized illustration of the species and printed text pertaining to that illustration. There are also key details about that species in a little subsection after the text. I found the book rather overwhelming after a while and had to take a break. The book is printed on hard stock off-white paper and the illustrations were interesting. I found it a good book to thumb through, overwhelming for me to read but I think for others, I can see that it would have lots of great material to read.
Animalium is literally for everyone. Fascinating yet educational, the amazing world of Animal Kingdom opens up right in front of your eyes with Animalium, a picture encyclopedia of Life Science Studies on the animal classifications. The book contains astonishing collection of more than 160 colorful and nostalgic illustrations by a London based artist and curator, Katie Scott. Her Sepia brown tinted drawings printed on the slightly yellow parchment colored papers are magical enough to transport you into a museum as if you are looking at Charles Darwin's original scientific journals from 1800s through a protected glass encasement. Animalium is literally for everyone. Its illustrations are enchanting enough to entertain the imagination of the younger children while its accurately curated texts by Jenny Brown are informative enough to feed the intellectual hunger of the older audience. So, open the book and start your journey with 'The Tree of Animal Life' on page 2 and 3. It will be an amazing journey. Review by Young Mensan Isabella S., age 10, San Francisco Regional Mensa