From the team behind the best-selling Atlas of Adventures, this journey of discovery takes you in large format through 31 of nature’s most unmissable animal events from between the two poles, including epic migrations, extraordinary behaviors, and Herculean habits. There are hundreds of things to spot and facts to learn. Celebrate the incredible ways in which animals survive in the wild: with every turn of the page, you’ll meet another of nature’s most adventurous creatures, learning about their amazing behaviors and habitat. Each section begins with an infographic map of the region it explores, followed by richly detailed two-page spreads featuring its most fascinating creatures. You’ll get to run with the wildebeest in Kenya, nest with the puffins in Iceland, parade with the peacocks in India, hit the dance floor with the birds of paradise in New Guinea, and go north with the narwhals of Canada, among many other adventures. The quirky illustrations make the animals’ lives relatable to our own with humorous surprises: a drone bee delivering a bunch of flowers to his queen, polar bears using binoculars to watch for seals, cold-blooded iguanas basking in the sun on beach blankets. Interesting facts and figures pepper the scenes. Did you know that a Zambian fruit bat can gobble up to twice its body weight in fruit each night's Or that elephants have longer pregnancies than any other land animal—about 22 months!? Or that, at only one day old, a caribou calf can outrun a human? A “Can you find?” page at the back challenges you to explore the pages even deeper by locating the pictured animals and objects. Children and adults alike will find inspiration in the extraordinary feats of these wonderful creatures.
About the Author
Lucy Letherland is an illustrator based in London, UK. She graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2011 with a First Class BA (Hons) in illustration with animation. Lucy's work is strongly led by humor and narrative, creating a playful, graphic quality. Her books include Atlas of Adventures, Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World, Atlas of Animal Adventures, and Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures.
Rachel Williams is the award-winning author of Atlas of Adventures. She lives and works in London.
Emily Hawkins is a writer and editor of children's books for all ages. She wrote the New York Times bestseller Oceanology, as well as several other titles in the Ology series, which has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. She holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and now lives in Winchester with her young family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another wonderful addition to the "atlas" series published by Wide Eyed Editions. I have been in love with the series since their first book and I have adored every publications since. "Wonders of the World," again, does not disappoint and I highly recommend any parents to consider adding this book to their libraries. There are plenty of book options about wonders of the world for juvenile. What makes "Wonders of the World" stands out are: 1- The STUNNING illustrations. And the graphics are even more impressive in the "Wonders of World." Before reading the text, I was in awe of all the graphics- realistic, artistic and well rendered. Be sure to pay attention to all the tiny people around the landmarks; there are local people mingle with the tourists. Few landmarks even have ancient people building the wonders or hanging around with the modern tourists. Cute! 2- Simple text for young kids which provides enough background information and interesting tidbits without overloading with information. For older/advanced readers they probably won't get too much out from "Wonders of the World;" younger readers definitely could learn something about each landmarks. The wonders introduced in this book aren't comprehensive as expected but they are representative or unique in nature. Readers will definitely be able to appreciate some of the wonders around the world in all seven continents in this book.
My kids (and I) love this book! It's funny, informative, and full of incredibly detailed illustrations that they will sprawl out and pore over for LONG periods of time. I'm buying more as gifts this year!