Habitats: A Journey in Nature (Hardcover)

Habitats: A Journey in Nature By Hannah Pang, Isobel Lundie (Illustrator) Cover Image

Habitats: A Journey in Nature (Hardcover)

By Hannah Pang, Isobel Lundie (Illustrator)


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Watch six breathtaking habitats from around the world transform in this beautifully illustrated book. Features simple facts about the habitats and the amazing animals that live in them.

Nature is like a magical journey that transforms with every step. Peel back the pages of this beautifully illustrated book to discover a world of ever-changing animal habitats. Interactive split pages create an immersive experience that allows readers to take a visual journey through each unique home as they meet the incredible animals that live there. With simple facts and stunning, collaged artwork, this is the perfect book for nature lovers of all ages.
Hannah Pang had been a children's book editor for more than thirteen years before chasing her dream to become an author and freelance editor. Hannah's work has involved a number of titles across novelty fiction, nonfiction, picture books, revised editions of classics, and character-led series. She lives in the beautiful West-Sussex countryside with her husband and book-loving daughter, plus a cat named Sprout and a huge spider named Woolly!

Isobel Lundie loves the beginning of projects when she can let her imagination go and create the characters and the worlds they live in. Isobel studied illustration at Kingston University and works in two main styles. Her collage style is all made from recycled papers, and her pencil style is pencil line work that is then scanned in and worked into digitally for color.
Product Details ISBN: 9781944530419
ISBN-10: 194453041X
Publisher: 360 Degrees
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English
Split-page illustrations offer views of flora and fauna in six habitats worldwide.

Taking the same layered approach as Pang’s 2021’s Seasons, illustrated by Clover Robin, this outing transports young wildlife lovers from the Namib Desert to deep waters off the Australian coast and points between. The journey begins in the Borneo rain forest with quick descriptive lines and spot images of four or five animals and plants that reside at each level from canopy to ground, opposite four successively wider outdoor settings in which the animals pose. A look at the ocean takes readers from the area just above the water to the sunlit zone to the twilight zone and, finally, to the deep sea. The author neglects to identify many of the animals on display in the art as she goes, and her claim that a slipper flower native to the Andes was “discovered” by Charles Darwin could have been better phrased. Still, if some of Lundie’s flora and fauna seem to float over the backgrounds, everything is easily recognizable, and if her visual transitions between the layered partial pages aren’t consistently smooth, at least she tries to keep the format from being just a perfunctory gimmick. Armchair travelers will enjoy each luxuriantly detailed stop and will agree with the author that they all “connect together into one amazing home.”

Engaging content and format, despite a few rough edges. (Informational picture book. 6-8) —Kirkus Reviews

Fascinating findings and vibrantly textured, collage-like artwork propel this awe-inspiring tribute to Earth’s varied habitats—including Borneo’s rainforests, a desert in Namib, and the Andes mountains. Curated info about the landscapes’ denizens frequently impress—the atlas moth has “a wingspan as big as a dinner plate,” and antifreeze in the Patagonian dragon’s blood allows the insect to live on glaciers. Within each section, page turns reveal habitat layers: “mysterious ocean” spreads begin above eastern Australian coastal waters, for example, and page flips take readers through the sunlit zone, twilight zone, and deep sea. For the beginning naturalist, Pang and Lundie’s biodiversity bonanza offers fact-fueled fun. Ages 3–7. (Feb.) --Publishers Weekly