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Monday, 11 November 2019

Review: Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!

Weird, Wild, Amazing! is exactly that. A modern, educational exploration of fascinating creatures with astounding facts.

This fabulous resource book, begins with a background of the author; the very interesting Tim Flannery, and explains concepts such as climate change, evolution, extinction and conservation. It then explores details of over 50 creatures broken into environment based chapters of water, sky, forest and desert and grasslands.

Each creature exploration is filled with information from basic anatomy, whereabouts and how they might be affected by climate change to captivating facts; for example, scientists collect whale snot to study using drones, and sea otters pick a special rock to carry around in a pocket of their underarm skin. I recommend reading the book to find out why, and to be fascinated many times over.

The layout and design of this book makes it easy to read and navigate, its 256 pages are broken up with headings, feature information, pictures and colours. Fun bold illustrations both amuse and inform, I love how the expressions on the creatures bring the book to life.

Tim Flannery is an Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist, conservationist, explorer and public scientist, he has written many books for adults including The Weather Makers and The Future Eaters.

Title: Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!
Author: Tim Flannery
Illustrator: Sam Caldwell
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $34.99
Publication Date: 1 November 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760501587
For ages: 6 – 99
Type: Junior Fiction

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