By Author / Illustrator
Marc Martin, Marc Martin
In this wonderfully illustrated celebration of the world we travel far and wide - to Hong Kong, the Amazon, Antarctica, India - from the villages, towns and cities where most people live, to the deserts and vast oceans that cover the surface of the planet. There is so much to discover - lots of people, lots of places, lots of different landscapes and cultures.Marc Martin, the author and illustrator of the magical A River as well as A Forest, Max and The Curious Explorers' Illustrated Guide to Exotic Animals A-Z.
What an enticing way to explore the different landscapes our world offers, and how humans have left their footprint on it. From the wilds of Antartica to the deserts of Alice Springs and the bustling neighbourhoods of Cairo, this descriptive and evocative book brings the corners of the world to life. It is constructed like a scrapbook, with each spread focused on one city or region with highlights of images, facts and colours. The Cairo spread, for example, focuses on the bustling traffic, cats and doorkeepers - not just the pyramids (although they are present) and there are notes about favourite dishes, the market place and traffic - over 4.5m cars! The Amazon Rainforest spread focuses on the wildlife and the different kinds of trees - a wonderfully colourful spread that takes us from the electric eels in the rivers (shock their prey with 600 volts of electricity) to the monkeys in the treetops (16,000 different species of trees here). A book for dipping into, exploring, and coming back to - a treat for any library shelf. 40 pages / Ages 8+ / Reviewed by Alice Bold.
Suggested Reading Age 7+