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A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals

Millie Marotta



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28 September 2021
A bold menagerie of the world's weird, wonderful and disappearing animals, perfect for young adventurers and budding conservationists We know the plight of the mighty elephant and the charismatic chimpanzee-but what of other vanishing species, whose stories are not so often told?

Mysterious baby dragons of the underworld, the dodo's long-lost cousin, gargantuan lobsters and incredible shrinking reindeer-all need our help and our attention. In this exquisite treasury, bestselling illustrator Millie Marotta celebrates the lesser-known species that are at risk of disappearing from the world today. With each animal intricately illustrated in full colour, alongside their own unique story, this is a wonderful and surprising gift, offering the chance to fall more in love with the natural world, and think about how to help save it.
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 310mm,  Width: 250mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   572g
ISBN:   9781846149252
ISBN 10:   1846149258
Pages:   112
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 17 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  General/trade ,  English as a second language ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Millie Marotta is a freelance Illustrator working from her studio by the sea in a little corner of West Wales. As a child she was surrounded by nature in all its glorious forms and it was during these early years that she developed an obsession with all things flora and fauna, later going on to study Wildlife Illustration. A fascination with the natural world, an appreciation of decorative design and a keen eye for detail are at the core of Millie's work. In 2014 Millie released Animal Kingdom - A Colouring Book Adventure, which went on to become a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Since then Millie has created a further five colouring books, loved by millions of fans the world over. Above all else her intention is to create beautiful work, which both captivates and charms.

Reviews for A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals

Gorgeous ... teaches kids about the plight of endangered animals * Fast Company * Beautifully illustrated * Guardian * A menagerie of bright and colourful creatures * Big Issue * Animals adapt so well to art with all their God-given beauty - and such art goes over well with curious children hungry to know more about the natural world ... Millie pairs beautiful images with information on the showcased fauna ... Intoxicating * Digital Arts * Beautiful -- Joanna Lumley A gorgeous celebration of the animal kingdom * Dwell * Invites young readers into a zoo filled with rare yellow-eye penguins, Gobi bears and giant anteaters ... it will, no doubt, instill an appreciation for the diversity of life. * Smithsonian Magazine * Beautiful ... Marotta profiles the world's amazing but at-risk creatures * Independent * Ideal for wild children - beautifully illustrated, with great information, maps and data... it's top bedtime reading for young nature geeks -- Chris Packham

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