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Unseen Worlds

Real-Life Microscopic Creatures Hiding All Around Us

Helene Rajcak Damien Laverdunt



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What on Earth Books
01 December 2019
Discover a hidden universe of microscopic monsters right before your eyes. Unfold each page to reveal stunningly detailed illustrations bursting with jelly-like amoebae, predatory centipedes, ravenous mosquitos and more mites than you could imagine. From the murky ocean depths to your kitchen cupboard and even inside your nose, you'll travel to locations both familiar and strange as you search for the smallest creatures on Planet Earth. You'll never see the world the same way again! * Youth Book Services Review *
By:   Helene Rajcak, Damien Laverdunt
Imprint:   What on Earth Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 292mm,  Width: 228mm, 
ISBN:   9781999967963
ISBN 10:   1999967968
Pages:   36
Publication Date:   01 December 2019
Recommended Age:   From 9 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Helene Rajcak was born in 1981. She has studied engraving at the Ecole Estienne, illustration at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and undertook a foundation course in textile design at the Atelier National d'art Textile. She lives and works in Paris as an illustrator for media and children's books and works on her own design, painting and engraving projects too. Damien Laverdunt was born in 1978. He studied at the Duperre Schoold of Applied Arts and graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. He lives and works in Paris as an author, designer and graphic artist. When not working on projects he teaches applied art at the Lycee de Sevres.

Reviews for Unseen Worlds: Real-Life Microscopic Creatures Hiding All Around Us

The book is fantastically illustrated as full bleed colourful double-page spreads, each with an open out section on the left to make each page half as wide again ... The section on classification is essential, so too the glossary and index, all of which introduces novices to the world of invertebrates without really trying. A brilliant book. * The School Librarian (SLA) * Microscopic 'mini-fauna' rarely receives even a footnote in a most children's books. Unseen Worlds attempts to put that right with a series of dramatic dioramas of everyday habitats and tiny, but no less charming, animals they contain ... Unseen Worlds delivers a simple message that resonates throughout: think small, understand big. It's a jungle out there. Everywhere. * BBC Wildlife Magazine * Enough grossly fascinating facts and bizarre creatures to make every reader twitch, itch and scratch. * Armadillo Magazine * One of those books that taps into children's natural curiosity and passion for interesting, fascinating, weird and wonderful facts ... Beautiful illustrations throughout that are also very detailed, to scale and labelled to link the creature to the fact. * Just Imagine * This well-designed book with attractive illustrations makes a yucky topic look quite lovely and the brief, simple text is accessible and interesting. * BookTrust * Fold-out pages and a wonderful range of facts to learn...books like this fascinate me. * A Little but a Lot * Entertaining and informative ... and a valuable teaching tool. * Lancashire Evening Post * Disgustingly fascinating! ... The world will never feel the same again after reading this book! * Juno Magazine *

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