I’ve been quiet on the blog front for a while now, concentrating on website reviews – GoodReads, Toppsta, Hive and the like – but there have been some real stunners through the letterbox recently that I want to shout about.
First up is a book that has had me poring over its pages. Wide Eyed Editions regularly amaze me with their beautifully produced books and Wild World is my new favourite.
Illustrated by Hvass and Hannibal design studio in Copenhagen and written by Angela McAllister, Wild World takes the reader on a journey to the wildernesses of our world. From the Outback to the Arctic and to the depths of the sea, the beauty of the 13 last remaining wildernesses are vividly illustrated for the reader to discover.
McAllister’s poetic text describes the key elements of each habitat, encouraging children to search for the wildlife, plants and features mentioned. I particularly love the strong links to conservation, with a double page spread explaining the threats each ecosystem is facing and what we can do to help.
This is a wonderful text for schools, perfect for environment and conservation studies as well as inspiration and source text for art and creative writing.
Source – kindly sent for review by Wide Eyed Editions.