Tuesday, 27 August 2019

"The Wonders of Nature" by Ben Hoare (Dorling Kindersley)

Ahead of those "Back to School" blues there's still time to indulge in a spot of luxurious book love, and in particular this gorgeous tome filled with the most amazing things from across our planet.

"The Wonders of Nature" by Ben Hoare is a sumptuous collection of animals, plants, minerals and other fabulous things, beautifully captured in fine detail with a series of gorgeous colour plates, and Ben's expert descriptions and facts about each object.

There are over 100 remarkable items from the natural world, from orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, everyone will find something to be captivated by. 

Each plant, animal, and rock is shown both photographically and illustrated. It's the sort of book that children will be absolutely rapt by, with a fabulous attention to detail in each page spread.

Not just a cold book of facts, there are also storybook descriptions that let you discover the myths and legends surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as key facts about their natural history. 

Find out how the prowling jaguar uses spots to avoid being spotted, why a sticky sundew means big trouble for insects, and what on Earth a radiolarian is. This beautiful treasury lets you find the things that interest you and uncover new favourites along the way. With reference pages packed with information you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, and you'll return time and again. 

With foil on the cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon for keeping your place, The Wonders of Nature makes an attractive gift for children who can't get enough of nature. With engaging information and absorbing images, this book is perfect for kids to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories.

Sum this book up in a sentence: A truly fabulous treasure trove of natural objects, plants and animals to pique children's curiosity and help them find out more about our natural world. 

"The Wonders of Nature" by Ben Hoare is out on 5th September 2019, published by Dorling Kindersley (kindly supplied for review)