Explore the wonders of biodiversity! The Variety of Life is a fascinating and informative depiction of varieties among species of animals, birds and reptiles that will keep elementary to middle school naturalists entertained over and over again.
~ Eight Cousins
Holiday Pick 2018
— From Holiday Picks 2018
Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle, but only eight species of bear? This stunning book explores the extraordinary variety of the natural world. Our planet is full of life, from the mountaintops to the ocean's depths. This appealing nonfiction compendium pays tribute to that biodiversity with each spread showcasing a different species of fauna or flora. They include dolphins, snakes, bats, penguins, bees, slugs, trees, and mushrooms, and along with a general introduction to each type, individual profiles offer fascinating facts and the scientific names of every creature. Beautifully illustrated and with accessible text, The Variety of Life will help science-loving kids learn more about different animals, and animal-loving kids will learn more about science.
About the Author
Nicola Davies is an English zoologist and writer who was one of the original presenters of the BBC children's wildlife program The Really Wild Show. Her popular children's books include One Tiny Turtle, Bat Loves the Night, Surprising Sharks, Big Blue Whale, Outside Your Window, and Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals. She lives in the UK. Lorna Scobie has illustrated the coloring books Jungle Paradise, Birds of Paradise, and 365 Days of Art, as well as the board books Pairs! In the Garden and Pairs! Underwater. She lives in London.