Age 3-5 | Paperback | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication February 2023 | ISBN 9781912213689
When most people think of reptiles, they think scaly, cold blooded and possibly poisonous. But the young adventurer loves reptiles and is rather disappointed that we have so few in the UK. So she goes off round the world to seek out some of her favourites and discover the versatile world of the reptile.
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.
'Bright, colourful and exciting, Abbie’s images are unerringly accurate – there are no smiling cartoon creatures in a Nicola Davies book! Instead you’ll find a delight in nature, a desire to explore, and masses of encouragement to discover more about the weird, wacky, wonderful world around us.' Books for Keeps
'All in all, I think this is a wonderful little book, I know I would have enjoyed it as a child. I particularly like the illustrations which are incredibly fun yet quite accurate.’ John Benjamin (Ben) Owens, PhD student, Bangor University | Director, Captive & Field Herpetology
'Accompanied by bold, vibrant and accurate illustrations, the book playfully addresses the aversion many of us have to the likes of snakes and crocodiles by making us look more closely...This is a great introduction to reptiles for young children written in fun and satisfying rhyme.' JUNO Magazine
'Zoologist and acclaimed author Nicola Davies has written a text that is simple yet packed with information, all in rhyme. Accompanied by gorgeous illustrations, this is a lovely picture book that will intrigue young readers keen to learn about the natural world.' BookTrust
'I think children will find this book absorbing and fascinating, inspiring them to become more curious about our natural world.’ Lee Giddings, The School Librarian
'Intriguing, informative and wondrous…it will inspire your own young adventurers!' Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
'The dynamic duo Nicola Davies and Abbie Cameron have done it again with another fabulous addition to their collection of wonderful books exploring the fauna of our planet.' Busy Busy Learning
'Perfectly pitched for KS1 readers.' Jill R Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'This is information writing at its best with a passionate and informed author delighting the reader with new information dispensed in a manner guaranteed to entertain young audiences.' Sam Keeley, Just Imagine
'Much misunderstood, this rhyming text playfully tells us about these amazing and varied creatures. The illustrations meanwhile are dynamic and impressively accurate.' Storybook Mamma
'Told through rhyme and accompanied by striking and enticing illustrations this is a celebration of all that is scaly and cold blooded.' Mini Midnight Reads