Where can you find Methuselah, the oldest tree in the world? Why is the baobab's trunk so fat? Can trees really warn each other that something is about to eat them?
Including a stunning central gatefold that opens out to reveal all 80 trees and how they relate to each other, this book is a visual celebration of the huge variety of trees found across the world, from those you know to those you almost certainly don't. As the book takes the reader on a journey around the world, it reveals trees that give us food and medicine, trees with ancient legends, record-breaking trees and more.
Focus spreads will explore subjects such as the life cycle of trees, how they communicate with each other, why trees are vital to the Earth's health, and their importance to us.
Ben Lerwill is a multi-award-winning travel writer who has written for publications and websites including national newspapers, Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, and many more. His children's books include Wildlives (Nosy Crow, 2019), One World, Many Colours (words&pictures, 2020), Climate Rebels and Wild Cities (both Puffin, 2020) and Let's Play Outside! (Welbeck Editions, 2022). He lives with his family in Oxford.
Kaja Kajfež is an illustrator from Croatia. Having studied at University North in Croatia, she set up her own studio, focussing on illustration, lettering and surface pattern design. Besides doing her dream job, Kaja loves to take long walks in nature, scroll through old picture books, listen to online concerts and spend time with her dog.