Winner of the English 4-11 Picture Book Award non-fiction 4-7
Age 3-5 | Paperback | 32 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication October 2022 | ISBN 9781912213696
Think of an invertebrate. Are you thinking of a spider? Well, you’re not wrong, but invertebrates are so much more! They include worms, snails, slugs, beetles and butterflies, and they can also be found deep in the sea as octopus, squid and more. Explore this world of bugs, mini-beasts and sea creatures in Nicola Davies’s latest Animal Surprises book.
Books in the series:
- Animal Surprises
- Into the Blue
- The Word Bird
- The Secret of the Egg
- Invertebrates are Cool
- The Versatile Reptile
Nicola Davies graduated in Zoology from King’s College, University of Cambridge, before becoming a presenter for The Really Wild Show and the BBC Natural History Unit. She is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include The Promise, Tiny, A First Book of Nature and Whale Boy. Nicola lives in Saint David’s, Pembrokeshire.
Abbie Cameron studied illustration at University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Abbie’s first published books were the Animal Surprises series. Abbie was highly commended for the Penguin Random House Design Awards 2014 and Animal Surprises made the Klaus Flugge Prize for Most Exciting Newcomer to Picture Books longlist in 2017. Abbie is based in Weston-super- Mare.
Winner of the English 4-11 Picture Book Award 2023 in the non-fiction 4-7 category
Longlisted for SLA's Information Book Awards 2023
'This is a fun children’s picture book introducing all sorts of invertebrates from bugs and slugs to butterflies and even an octopus!' The Strawberry Post
'A book that’s likely to nurture children’s interest in the natural world and whet their appetites to get outdoors and explore.' Red Reading Hub
'This is a fun read aloud, packed with information for the tiniest of readers and budding scientists.' Milo and Gigi's Bookshelf
'This is a beautiful hybrid of magnificent non-fiction and rhyming picture book and I will be snapping up the whole series for my library!' Jenny Griffiths, The School Librarian
' If you are looking for a book which presents bite-sized facts in an engaging style using poetry as its vehicle, then here it is!' Carolyn Swain, Just Imagine
'This is a stunning book that encourages interest in the natural world and inspires children to explore their surroundings.’ English 4-11