AMANDA WOOD began her career in illustration at the Natural History Museum, and went on to be the founding Editor and Publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Greenaway winners, and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold over 19 million-copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey. MIKE JOLLEY has worked as a Book Designer and Art Director in children's publishing for over 25 years. He is the author of 'Grunter - the story of a pig with attitude' and more recently, 'I'll see you in the morning' - a gentle lullaby illustrated by Mique Moriuchi. Mike also exhibits and sells artwork made from found and collected objects, under the name 'Box 2'. It was during one of his many junk shop visits that the idea of referencing mid-century school information charts as a design approach first took shape for 'Curiositree'. He lives on a cliff overlooking the English Channel. OWEN DAVEY is an award-winning freelance illustrator, living & working in the UK. His work has been published in every continent (except Antarctica), with picture books published in the UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, China & South Korea.
'This is a gorgeous book, perfect for browsing, and I can see it being a magnet for children in the library - especially those who prefer non fiction and reading chunks of text over fiction chapters.' * Reading Zone * 'This is a book to peruse, to mull over and to enjoy, as much as a reference book full of detailed information. This is a timeless, information book to be treasured by all ages.' * INIS Reading Guide 2016 - 2017 * `There are dozens of beautiful nature books on the market, but this is stand-out: focussing on how and why animals look, behave and live as they do, it's both information rich and beautifully illustrated.' * Huffington Post * 'To describe it as just a great piece of design work alone would be selling it short - it really is a prize title in the evolution of children's non-fiction books.' * Smallprint Blog * 'Stunningly illustrated and designed in quite an adult way. It features a sophisticated language, terminology and visual style, and so will probably appeal to older children who are already wildlife enthusiasts.' * Book Trust * 'The attention to detail is riveting, filled with wide-ranging, in-depth content and beautiful production value.' * NFU Countryside * 'A must buy for the family bookshelf, the school or college library; in fact for any organisation that cares about life and the interconnectedness of everything.' * Red Reading Hub * 'A perfect introduction to the mysteries of taxonomy and the natural world, culminating in a clarion call to preserve it.' * The Guardian * 'Here is a museum for your lap, a museum for the home, the classroom, the library, a world of knowledge and fascination at your fingertips, a world beckoning you in and waiting to be explored.' * Armadillo Magazine * 'The creators of non-fiction continue to set the standard for sumptuous, beautiful books and this must surely be one of the most handsome to be published all year.' * Love Reading 4 Kids * 'So much to read, so much to see, a truly astonishing and amazing book that cries out to be in your collection. Do not miss it!' * Read It Daddy * 'This fascinating book will appeal to all ages - it is a book you will return to over and over again, to enjoy the beautiful presentation and assimilate the facts. Beautiful.' * Parents in Touch * 'An excellent resource to use in school or a hugely enjoyable book to have in a child's home collection.' * Books For Keeps * 'Divided into charts which range from The Living World to Our Changing Planet, this beautiful book will help young minds classify flora and fauna from all over the world.' * IBAP * Chic illustrations...packed with short, informative paragraphs. * Wall Street Journal * Natural World reads like a book of make-believe...The hook is: they are all true. * New York Times * 'With stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator owen Davey this book will capture the attention of children and adults alike and is set to be one of the top nonfiction books of 2016.' * Angels and Urchins * "For a more comprehensive discussion of the world's profuse creatures and their ways and ecosystems....with chic illustrations by Owen Davey....[and] packed with short, informative paragraphs by Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley."--Wall Street Journal "'Natural World' reads like a book of make-believe....The hook is: They are all true."--The New York Times Book Review