Millie Marotta has always loved the natural world. But in her lifetime much has changed for the animal kingdom. Today we are losing species more quickly than we are discovering new ones. And while we know the plight of the mighty elephant or the charismatic chimpanzee, 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 - they too need our help and our attention. With each animal exquisitely illustrated in full colour by Millie, alongside the story of their uniqueness, 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.
Ideal for wild children - beautifully illustrated, with great information, maps and data... it's top bedtime reading for young nature geeks
Beautiful ... Marotta profiles the world's amazing but at-risk creatures
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.
A gorgeous celebration of the animal kingdom
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
A menagerie of bright and colourful creatures
Gorgeous ... teaches kids about the plight of endangered animals