This is the first book in a series of coloring-in guides to popular subjects such as natural history and fashion, beautifully presented as a book of high-quality decorative black-and-white prints.
A Coloring Guide to Creatures Great and Small features animals from all corners of the globe - from exotic fish to big cats to incredible insects - with information on each species included on the reverse of each print. Pull out each of the 35 prints and color them in as you wish, either by following the coloring tips on the back or by letting your imagination run wild, then hang them up on your wall or give them away as presents. With gorgeous, detailed artwork and an eyecatching 100% silver foil cover, this is a coloring book that will stand out from the crowd.
Nicola Davies trained as a zoologist. She worked as a presenter, assistant producer and writer for the BBC before becoming an author. She now writes non fiction and fiction, for children and adults, and is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University. Nicola has written many non fiction titles for BBC Worldwide, for Kingfisher and for Walker Books including several in the award winning 'Read and Wonder' series: ‘Big Blue Whale', ‘Bat Loves the Night', ‘One Tiny Turtle', ‘Surprising Sharks' and 'Ice Bear'. ‘Surprising Sharks' became a Boston Globe Honour Book in October 2004. ‘Ice Bear', about Polar bears and Inuit in the Arctic, ( illustrated by Gary Blythe) was published in 2005 and won the English Society Award for young non fiction. A new title, 'White Owl, Barn Owl', will be out in Autumn 2006. Nicola's 2004 title for Walker, ‘Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable' (illustrated by Neal Layton), was the subject of an exhibition at the Rothschild Museum (part of the Natural History Museum) and has appeared in more than ten foreign language editions. It has won two prizes for science books in Italy and is shortlisted for another in Germany this year.. The next title, also illustrated by Neal Layton, ‘Extreme Animals', will be published in the UK in Autumn 2006. ‘Home', Nicola's first novel for older children, was published by Walker in 2005 and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Her second novel ‘Twins' is due out in 2007. In addition to writing, Nicola works with children in schools helping to develop their writing skills, using natural history as a trigger for creative writing. She is a popular author at literary festivals such as Edinburgh, Oxford, Cheltenham and the Festivaletteratura in Mantova, Italy. She has a long association with the Young Cultural Creators project and is involved in various other arts projects with children. She has been writer in residence for the Swansea Wordplay Festival and for Farms For City Chidren, among others. In 2005 Nicola organised a one day conference on children's non fiction 'Adventures in the Real World' at the Dylan Thomas Center in Swansea. She recently wrote the libretto for a children's opera, performed at the King's Hunting Lodge in Epping Forest in June 2006. Under her pen name, Stevie Morgan, Nicola has written humorous columns for the Independent, and three adult novels for Hodder and Stoughton. Some Books for Children Big Blue Whale Walker Books 1997 Bat Loves the Night Walker Books 2000 One Tiny Turtle Walker Books 2000 Surprising Sharks Walker Books 2002 Wild About Dolphins Walker Books 2000 Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable Walker Books 2004 Home (older children's fiction) Walker Books 2005 Twins (older children's fiction) Walker books 2007 Extereme Animals Walker Books 2005 Ice Bear, Walker Books 2005 White Owl, Barn Owl Walker Books 2006 Some Reviews ‘ A marvellous meeting with a Blue Whale...fills the reader with wonder...stranger than any fiction...' The Observer ‘... gentle, unhurried, lyrical ...' Books for Keeps ‘Nicola Davies is an author who gets the balance exactly right. Her scientific love of the particular translates into the precise well chosen language that so appeals to children. There is not a word too many,there is not a word out of place ... near-poetic narrative' Times Educational Supplement ‘If only all natural history books were as well pitched as this!' The Independent ‘I would not change a single word!' Books for Keeps '...I was caught, hook, line and sinker...' The Guardian
LUCY ENGELMAN graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 and has been illustrating ever since. Her distinctive detailed line work has attracted clients including West Elm, Bon Appetit, Chronicle Books and New York Times Dining.