Step out your front door and begin a journey of discovery around the world! Fold out the richly illustrated pages of this expansive accordion-fold book to clamber over mountain ranges, trek through jungles, and sail across vast seas. Spot wildlife, visit amazing cities, experience different cultures, and see famous landmarks as you whiz by. With so much to explore on this globetrotting adventure, it’s a good thing the book stretches to an incredible length of over eight feet—you’ll get halfway around the world before you even have to turn the page! Stretch out the book's concertina pages and take in the wonders of the world's cities and landmarks—traveling through over 60 countries. Then turn it over and explore the amazing diversity of creatures and landscapes on planet Earth. What can you spot on your travels? Explore even more of the world with the critically acclaimed The Street Beneath My Feet (March 2017) and The Skies Above My Eyes (August 2018), companion books from the Look Closer series.
Charlotte Guillain lives in Oxfordshire, UK. She writes fiction and non-fiction for children, including the picture book Spaghetti with the Yeti, which was shortlisted for Oscar’s First Book Prize 2014 and has featured in CBeebies Bedtime Stories. The Street Beneath My Feet, Charlotte’s first title for words & pictures, was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2018 and named an ALSC Notable Children’s Book 2018 in the All Ages category, as well as being selected by the Guardian as one of 15 ‘modern classics’.
Oliver Averill is an illustrator based in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom, inspired by history and most things old fashioned. He graduated from Falmouth University with degree in illustration and enjoys creating his imagery through textures and mark making, which help create atmosphere in his work. Oliver loves to work on children’s picture books, especially those with historical content. The bigger the battle, the better!