The Wonders of Nature

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Published by DK Children

By Ben Hoare

RRP: CA$25.99

"In the same gilded, deluxe format as last year's <i>An Anthology of Intriguing Animals</i> comes a compendium of 100 remarkable items from the natural world, each showcased in photography and illustration."

The Bookseller

"Real-life marvels fill the pages of Ben Hoare's The Wonders of Nature, following up last year's beautiful <i>Anthology of Intriguing Animals</i>. Hoare introduces extraordinary plant life, from corpse flowers to ghost plants, as well as tarantulas, rattlesnakes and wombats . His writing is funny, informative and zinging with infectious enthusiasm, helped along by elegantly integrated photography and lush illustrations from Angela Rizza and Daniel Long."

The Guardian

" is an absolute spectacle, it is stunning"

Fun Kids Radio

"Along with surprising animal facts, there is plenty of information about plants, rocks, minerals, gemstones and micro-organisms."

Bristol Post

"This is an incredible book to inspire and inform a love of the wonders that surround us."


"Its gilded edges and embossed cover make this a special gift for a child who has a growing interest in the natural world."


"If expectations are raised by the gorgeous, gilded cover, what lies within doesn't disappoint."

BBC Wildlife

About The Wonders of Nature

Explore the curiosities of planet Earth and marvel at the beauty of the natural world in a new way.

From opals to orchids and tapirs to toadstools, this beautiful collection brings more than 100 incredible items from the natural world to life. Perfect for all the nature-loving readers on the planet we call home.

Every page of this reference book reveals fascinating animals, plants, rocks, minerals and microorganisms that will wow children and adults alike. Fantastic photography and illustrations showcase the wonders of planet Earth beautifully. Children will love exploring the detailed close-up images of different plants, animals and rocks.

Throughout the pages of this utterly charming guide to the natural world, you'll discover the myths and legends of living creatures and minerals. Storybook descriptions and surprising facts about their natural history will capture your child's attention and keep them coming back for more!

Curious kids can pour over the reference pages packed with new information. Find out how the dragon blood tree got its name, why a sundew means big trouble for insects and what on Earth a radiolarian is. From orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, this beautiful book lets you find the things that interest you and uncover new favorites along the way.

Discover the Wonderful World of Nature

This educational book is perfect for kids to read by themselves or together with their parents as a bedtime story. With its beautiful gilded edges, decorative gold foil element and embossed cover, The Wonders of Nature is a fantastic gift for children who have a growing interest in the natural world.

Inside the pages of this stunning book, you'll find:

- More than 100 remarkable items from the natural world.
- Fantastic close-up photography and gorgeous illustrations.
- Surprising facts and stories about the most incredible rocks and minerals, microscopic life, plants and animals on Earth.

Explore the Series:

Once you've discovered The Wonders of Nature, dive into the companion fact book from DK Books, An Anthology of Intriguing Animals. See how more than 100 incredible animals of the world come to life through stunning photography and beautiful illustrations.