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Originally published in French as Curieuse Nature, this is a stunningly illustrated treasury of animals, Wonders of Nature will entrance and delight young children interested in the world of nature.
Bright-eyed birds, evanescent butterflies, tropical fish and other pleasures await the readers of this large-format book that will appeal to young children's curiosity about the natural world. Reminiscent of the watercolours of Ernst Haeckel, John James Audubon, and Maria Sibylla Merian, these charming and expertly rendered pictures of birds, insects, and fish will provide hours of exploration. Presented in double-page spreads, interspersed with informative texts, Guiraud's illustrations capture the wondrous beauty that populates our oceans, forests, and fields. Her expressive illustrations create a sense of intimacy and empathy with the natural world and their exquisite detail rewards close investigation. Certain to captivate both children and adults, this magnificent book will instill in its readers a connection to the world around them and ignite a sense of wonder about all living things.
Florence Guiraud is an award-winning illustrator and author of more than 60 books. She is the recipient of the prestigious Saint-Exupery Prize. She lives in Anglet, France.