Discover the huge variety of insects within a playfully designed and illustrated compendium! One Million Insects includes information on why insects are so vitally important to humans and the rest of the natural world, and what we can do to help protect them.
Did you know that without insects, humankind could not survive? This illustrated, fact-filled title explores the huge variety of insects, with a focus on what makes an insect an insect, the differences between the groups, and why insects are the most important animal group on Earth.
Broken down into sections exploring each of the main types of insect, each section takes a different, playfully visual approach to really capture the character of the insects in the order being explored. For example, on the dragonflies and damselflies spread, dragonflies are ferociously dive-bombing the very text itself, while damselflies sit serenely.
Includes practical advice for observing insects safely and ways to encourage insects into a garden no matter how small.
About the Author
Isabel Thomas is an award-winning science and nature writer. She is the author of more than 150 books for children. Her critically acclaimed picture book, Moth: An Evolution Story was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2019 and was named book of the year by the Financial Times and Books for Keeps in the UK. Isabel has also been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards, and the Blue Peter Book Awards.
Lou Baker Smith is a freelance illustrator and designer, working in book publishing and packaging design. Her work is diverse in subject matter and technique, the common thread that runs through it is a love of colour, textures and layers.