Friday, November 3, 2017

ReadItDaddy's Second Picture Book of the Week - Week Ending 3rd November 2017 - "Explanatorium of Nature" by Dorling Kindersley / DK Smithsonian (Dorling Kindersley)

Our Second Picture Book of the Week is a huge vault of knowledge, locked up in book form - ready to amaze and dazzle you! It's the "Explanatorium of Nature" from Dorling Kindersley!
DK have rarely left our Book of the Week slot unoccupied this year, once again establishing such a rock-solid and strong lineup of books covering a huge breadth of knowledge of Natural History.

Their latest is sure to be in high demand on the run-up to Christmas.

"DK Smithsonian Explanatorium of Nature" feels like someone crammed the entire Natural History Museum or the Smithsonian into a book, with each page spread almost leaping out of the covers at you with tons of amazing and incredible facts about animals and plant life, habitats and our earth and the amazing life that crawls, swims or flies above our planet's surface.

Stunning cutaways and illustrations let you get right inside plants and flowers to see what makes them tick!
The book combines fairly simple text (without too much dumbing down) with some astonishingly detailed illustrations and sumptuous luxurious photographs. Kids just won't be able to resist flicking through, and it's an absolute boon of a reference book to use for school work.

Wow! Not a sight you'd want to see if you were a small furry rodent or a leaping salmon! 
As ever with DK's range, presentation is flawless with a hugely impressive shiny cover that will leap out at you from the bookshelves of your local book store.

Ew!!! A face only a mother caterpillar could love
We cannot recommend DK's range enough, and this is a hugely impressive addition to their already strong lineup for 2017.

Charlotte's best bit: All the pages about lizards (I think she's still trying to whittle us down into getting her a pet one!)

Daddy's favourite bit: Still the absolute go-to for any non-fiction subjects, DK's range just gets stronger and stronger. Utterly stunning book this!

"Explanatorium of Nature" is out now, published by Dorling Kindersley (kindly supplied for review). 

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