A beautifully illustrated book, wonderful stories and structure. The author/illustrator has produced a work of art. I bought it having heard an interview with her on a Guardian book feature, It is every bit as lovely as it was billed... Great story and fantasy with a lovely artistic style.
This is wonderful story telling. Encyclopedia is the right term if you like to open a reference book or go on the Internet and go wandering. Here you are guided on your journey around early Earth by very good company. I shall be making return trips on a regular basis.
A very entertaining and visually interesting read, with an unfortunate lack of page numbers and table of contents, leaving the many different sections and stories undocumented. Maybe for the second edition?