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The Big Book of Beasts (The Big Book series)

Yuval Zommer


A fact-filled book about wild animals from the illustrator of the hugely successful The Big Book of Bugs

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Why do wolves howl at the moon? Do hyenas really laugh? Why do hippos love the mud? Find out the answers to these and many more beastly questions. Play search and find in the pictures, too. Can you spot all the special paw prints?

Meet all kinds of grizzly, hairy, wild and wonderful beasts from around the world in this first book of animals to share with young children. It's packed with facts about how different types of wild animals eat, hunt and survive.

Nominated for 2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Part of the ‘Big Book’ series, a Made for Mums Gold Award winner

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'Fun, fact-packed and fantastic!'
Chris Packham

'A tall, gorgeous volume'
Sunday Times

'This gorgeously illustrated book provides a fact-filled introduction to the animal world'
BBC Science Focus’s Brainfood Book of the Week

'Packed with fascinating information and full of gloriously illustrated wildlife scenes'
Absolutely Education

'With fascinating facts about animals … this playfully illustrated book by Zommer will have kids both intrigued and amused'
Huffington Post

'This is one book little ones won’t want to put down!'
Global Mouse Travels

'Awesome … ticks off lots of our boxes straight away … a HUGE book packed with tons of pages … just begs to be read while sprawled out on the floor'
Read It Daddy (Picture Book of the Week)

'A brilliant book about the hairiest, grizzliest and most fearsome beasts on our planet. It is packed with fascinating information and full of gloriously illustrated wildlife scenes'
Absolutely Mama

'An absolutely fantastic addition to any bookcase!'
Library Girl and Book Boy blog

''Full of interesting facts and whimsical, colourful illustrations, parents and children alike are sure to enjoy this book (and the many others in this series)'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 34.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 64 pp

Illustrations: 64

Publication date: 16 March 2017

ISBN: 9780500651063

About the Author

Yuval Zommer graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Illustration. He worked as a creative director at leading advertising agencies before becoming the author and illustrator of highly acclaimed non-fiction. Yuval's stunning 'Big Book of...' series encourages children to explore and care for our natural world. The series has now been published in 25 languages and has won and been shortlisted for numerous awards internationally, including the UKLA Book Awards 2018 & 2019, the English Association's Nonfiction Award 2017 & 2019, and the Made For Mums Award 2018 & 2019.

Barbara Taylor studied Environmental Sciences at Southampton University. She has worked as a science editor and writer at London’s Natural History Museum and for several publishing houses. She is an award-winning author of more than 150 books for children.

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