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Hidden Planet

An Illustrator's Love Letter to Planet Earth

Ben Rothery



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18 February 2020
'This book is a thing of rare beauty' - David Walliams . . . A stunning showcase of our planet's wildlife from one of Britain's best natural history illustrators Perfect for animal-lovers everywhere! A beautiful crossover book for all ages, this is the book natural-history illustrator Ben has wanted to read since he was a child. Facts and descriptions provide insight into a curated collection of birds and animals - some endangered and some less so - told from the perspective of a detail-obsessed illustrator. Fun to read together or independently, let the secrets of the animals on our planet come to life in vibrant detail.

'This is my love letter to Planet Earth; a celebration of her hidden species, from the bold and the beautiful to the interesting but ugly. And while not a complete list, I hope that these few give a glimpse of the outstanding diversity of nature' - Ben Rothery
By:   Ben Rothery
Imprint:   Ladybird
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 304mm,  Width: 223mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   539g
ISBN:   9780241361016
ISBN 10:   024136101X
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   18 February 2020
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 9 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ben Rothery is a detail-obsessed illustrator from Norwich, via Cape Town. He combines multiple processes to create intricate and delicate illustrations and repeating patterns, full of fine detail and vibrant colour. Much of Ben's work is inspired or informed by his love of nature - he grew up wanting variously to be a shark, dinosaur or David Attenborough crossed with Indiana Jones, but settled upon illustration as a compromise that allowed him to bring those fantasies to life on paper. Ben works from a small but perfectly formed studio in London, which he shares with an unnecessarily large collection of very sharp pencils.

Reviews for Hidden Planet: An Illustrator's Love Letter to Planet Earth

This book is a thing of rare beauty -- David Walliams For wildlife aficionados . . . [Hidden Planet] is filled with stunning illustrations . . . The engaging text is full of intriguing details -- Children's Books of the Year * Guardian * Ben Rothery is an extraordinary illustrator of the natural world, and an inspiration to children and grown-ups to write their own love letter to Planet Earth * Angels and Urchins *

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