From the team behind the bestselling 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 habitats.
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: look out for a drone bee delivering a bunch of flowers to his queen, polar bears using binoculars to watch for seals, and 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? 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.
Once a children’s book editor, Emily Hawkins is now a full-time author. Her work has been featured on the New York Times bestseller list (Oceanology, 2009) as well as winning the Children’s Travel Book of the Year Award (Atlas of Animal Adventures, 2016). Along with her background in children’s non-fiction Emily has a strong interest in myth, folklore, and storytelling. In 2020 she wrote A Natural History of Fairies, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, which has been translated into eleven languages. Emily holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and lives in Winchester, UK, with her young family.
"This trivia-packed volume takes children on a wildlife-focused tour around the globe." - Entertainment Weekly
"With a strong combination of animal science and pictorial humor, this book is sure to be a big hit!" - Steven Hadge, School Library Connection
"Kids will spend hours with this gorgeous book that features full-color illustrated spreads on animals from around the world, including facts about their social dynamics, physical characteristics, home environment and more." - The Seattle Times, 20 Top Christmas Gifts for Kids Tweens
"Absolutely GORGEOUS book. A fantastic gift for the little world traveler in your life!" —Taylor for BuzzFeed.com