The Wonders of Nature

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Published by DK Children

By Ben Hoare

"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

Uncover awe-inspiring stories behind the natural world with this nature book for curious kids aged 6-8.

The world is filled with curious objects such as amazing rocks and minerals, microscopic life, plants, animals and more. The wonders of wildlife are so much bigger than young minds can fathom and there is always more to learn! The Wonders of Nature is a stunning nature encyclopedia for young readers to explore, with reference pages packed with fascinating information, little learners will be captivated as they dive into this collection of 100 remarkable items from the natural world, from orchids to opals and lichens to lizards and so much more! Each plant, animal, and rock is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images.

The storybook descriptions let you discover the myths and legends surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as key facts about their natural history. Find out how the prowling jaguar uses spots to avoid being spotted, why a sticky sundew means big trouble for insects, and what on Earth a radiolarian is. This beautiful treasury lets you find the things that interest you and uncover new favourites along the way. With reference pages packed with information you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, and you'll return time and again. The Wonders of Nature takes you on a tour of our planet through commonplace-but-incredible objects made by nature itself. The engaging storybook-style descriptions and simple text shed a light on the wonders of nature and wildlife, making this book ideal for inquisitive children aged 6-8 who loves to spot things when exploring outside and wants to know more about the wonderful and mysterious natural world.

Celebrate your child's curiosity as they:

- Explore 100 minerals, plants, and animals each with a stunning photographs and illustrations
- Reveal fun facts in visual index guides that provide key reference information
- Uncover captivating information on the natural history and mythology of a variety of nature's wonders

This nature encyclopedia for children is the perfect blend of storybook style text with out of this world illustrations which makes it a fantastic nature book for children who are obsessed with wildlife and the natural world. Encourage young readers to go on a journey to explore a world of information, making this the ideal first reference book for kids aged 6-8 to enjoy for hours on end, whether reading with the family or reading alone, this fun fact book also doubles up as the perfect gift for curious kids who love to learn.

Explore the vastness of space by uncovering:

-Stunning Jacket Detail: gold foil, holographic foil & metallic gold edges
-Stunning photography & illustrations inside
-A beautiful book for the whole family to treasure
-A quality gift to be passed down through the generations

More in the Series

The Wonders of Nature is part of the beautiful and informative Anthology series. Complete the series and nurture your child's curiosity as they explore the natural world with Nature's Treasures or let them walk with the dinosaurs who ruled the earth before them in Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Life.