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The Big Book of Belonging (The Big Book series)

Yuval Zommer


Yuval Zommer’s latest addition to the award-winning Big Book series unites young readers from around the globe under one banner – of belonging to planet Earth

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The Big Book of Belonging is for all the children who like to climb trees, run barefoot, splash in paddles, search for bugs, sing with the birds, taste snowflakes and count the stars. By placing children at the heart of the natural world, the book celebrates our connection with planet Earth and reveals the often surprising similarities between humans, animals and plants.

Illustrated in Yuval Zommer's inimitable style and packed with quirky natural history facts, readers will discover that sea otters hold hands just like humans do; hermit crabs have homes; and that butterflies also have bedtimes. They'll learn that just as humans have unique fingerprints, zebras have different stripes, cowrie shells have distinct spots and that no two snowflakes are identical.

The book's uplifting message will inspire environmentalists young and old alike – we all belong to nature, and nature belongs to us all.

GOLD Award: Best Children's Book 6+, Junior Design Awards 2022

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'Such a beautiful book with amazing illustrations'

'A fun educational read'

'A great thing about all the books in the series is the way that they are so easy to dip in and out of. Perfect when you have little ones with short attention spans'

'Beautifully illustrated ... great for inquisitive children and would be a stunning Christmas present'

'Every page is packed full of beautiful illustrations and the detail is amazing ... Takes the reader on a journey through the connections between humans and the natural world'

'Information is presented in an age-appropriate way; and, paired with the whimsical illustrations, it makes for an overall inviting experience for children'

'Nature-loving kids - and their caregivers and educators - will find plenty to enjoy in The Big Book of Belonging'


'A timely celebration of all the ways that humans are connected to life on planet Earth ... beautifully illustrated'

'Engaging ... facts have been paired with the full-page illustrations which are big, bright and bold'

'Every page is beautiful … the pictures of children and animals show the love and respect which Zommer offers them. There is great integrity and coherence in the exploration of complex ideas with simplicity and enthusiasm'
The School Librarian

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC

Size: 34.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 64 pp

Publication date: 30 September 2021

ISBN: 9780500652640

Contents List

Who is with us
We are all unique
Home sweet home
Making conversation
Changing seasons
Wonderful water
Family matters
Celebrating birthdays
Growing up
Protective parents
Working together
Going on a journey
Finding food
Rainy days
Sun seekers
The air around us
Amazing ecosystems
Across the hemispheres
Changing planet
Seriously smart
Useful poo
Special skeletons
Super senses
Natural materials
How to make a difference
Did you find…

About the Author

Yuval Zommer is an author, illustrator and environmentalist based in London. He studied at the Royal College of Art, and worked for many years as a creative director at leading advertising agencies before becoming an author and illustrator. Titles in his Big Book series have been worldwide bestsellers.