What do the ingenious sea otter, the incredible shrinking reindeer, the tree-dwelling baby dragon or the Dodo's long-lost cousin have in common?
They are all at risk of disappearing from our world forever. A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals is all about the amazing creatures that are now endangered around the globe, from oceans and forests to mountains and snow. Filled with beautiful beasts, glorious illustrations, facts and tales, it will make you fall in love with the animal kingdom – and maybe even try to save it.
Millie Marotta is a freelance Illustrator working from her studio by the sea in a little corner of West Wales. As a child, she was surrounded by nature in all its glorious forms and it was during these early years that she developed an obsession with all things flora and fauna, later going on to study Wildlife Illustration. A fascination with the natural world, an appreciation of decorative design and a keen eye for detail are at the core of Millie's work.
In 2014 Millie released Animal Kingdom: A Colouring Book Adventure, which went on to become a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Since then Millie has created a further five colouring books, loved by millions of fans the world over. Above all else her intention is to create beautiful work, which both captivates and charms.
"Ideal for wild children – beautifully illustrated, with great information, maps and data [...] it's top bedtime reading for young nature geeks"
– Chris Packham
"Beautiful [...] Marotta profiles the world's amazing but at-risk creatures"
"Invites young readers into a zoo filled with rare yellow-eye penguins, Gobi bears and giant anteaters [...] it will, no doubt, instill an appreciation for the diversity of life."
– Smithsonian Magazine
"A gorgeous celebration of the animal kingdom"
– Joanna Lumley
"Animals adapt so well to art with all their God-given beauty – and such art goes over well with curious children hungry to know more about the natural world [...] Millie pairs beautiful images with information on the showcased fauna [...] Intoxicating"
– Digital Arts
"A menagerie of bright and colourful creatures"
– Big Issue
"Gorgeous [...] teaches kids about the plight of endangered animals"
– Fast Company