The Wonders of Nature

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Published by DK Children

By Ben Hoare

RRP: £20.00

"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

Every page reveals a surprising story from the natural world that you just won't forget.

Discover the wonders of planet Earth and learn about some of the most amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microscopic life that live here.

The storybook descriptions and close-up images let you discover the myths and legends of living creatures and minerals, 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. From opals to orchids and tapirs to toadstools, this beautiful collection brings more than 100 remarkable items from the natural world to life.

With a decorative foil cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon for keeping your place, The Wonders of Nature is an irresistible gift for children who can't get enough of nature.