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Animalium (Welcome to the Museum) Hardcover – 1 Sep 2014
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A rich , informative and truly wonderful cabinet of curiosities is beautifully displayed in this imaginative and covetous book. -- Chris Packham Animalium (Welcome to the Museum) grants admittance to your very own private, virtual museum. 'Curator' Jenny Broom (who studied fine art at the Slade), has created a truly unique concept, whereby you can pore over each 'room' and 'exhibit' at your leisure. With fascinating facts and beautiful illustrations by Katie Scott, Animalium is a must for any child with a love for the animal kingdom. Mumsnet.com A glorious book featuring page after page of extraordinary creatures. Fish, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals are exquisitely drawn complete with Latin names and fascinating facts. This is a book Charles Darwin would have treasured. -- Harriet Green The Guardian The most beautiful book of the year is Animalium (Big Picture Press, GBP20), a big illustrated museum of creatures "curated" by Katie Scott and Jennie Broom. One for browsing and wondering at. -- Melanie McDonagh The Evening Standard "Stunning illustrations of 160 animals in a virtual museum. Kids over five will love this, as will the grown-ups!" Prima magazine
About the Author
Jenny Broom studied Fine Art at the Slade, before becoming a writer and editor of children s books. She lives and works in London. Katie Scott studied illustration at Brighton before moving to London. Her clients include Feuilleton, the New York Times and Nobrow, and her album cover for Bombay Bicycle Club was nominated for Best Album Artwork at the NME Awards, 2012.
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This is a wonderful book and I urge all interested in wildlife to buy it and share it with youngsters too.
Like Big Picture Press’ equally fantastic ‘MAPS’, this is almost A3 in size. It lends itself to this scale to showcase its abundance of breathtakingly beautiful, detailed illustrations. From the blue button jellyfish, to the Masai giraffe, many things feathered, finned, and fur-coated can be found here, and they are incredibly presented. No word of a lie – I even cooed over a sea sponge.
A perfect pitch for nature loving 8-12 year-olds, but bound to be adored by people of all ages both below and well beyond those parameters. I can’t wait to see what might be next in this ‘virtual museum’ series!
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Everything was as expected, beautiful book, was a present for my girlfriend and she loved it :)Published 17 days ago by Kristian Dimitrov Markov
Arrived quickly with huge amounts of packaging. Great book that the kids lovePublished 1 month ago by Mark
Great book! super hard cover edition, fab illustrations and generally engaging content. Highly recommended gift for curious kids :)Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing book with beautiful pictures. Lots of facts, perfect for an inquisitive mind.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Lovely book. Beautiful illustrations. I would recommend for anyone with an interest in the natural world.Published 3 months ago by Claire
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