"Full of facts and surprises... a distinguished array of artists and authors, and a (narrative) approach more serendipitous than eneyclopaedic. Each book has an entirely original slant on its subject." The Guardian; "The best information books are so interesting that they make you want to find out more. The Read and Wonder books do just that." Margaret Meek, Emeritus Reader, Institute of Education, University of London" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of a new series of books, Read and Discover, designed to encourage children to learn about the world as they learn to read. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Martin Jenkins is a conservationist biologist and has written on conservation issues for organizations like the WWF and mulitple UN bodies. After advising on Walker Books' Animals at Risk series he has written many of this own titles including The Emperor's Egg, winner of the Times Junior Information Book of the Year Award. Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back was also nominated for the same award. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.