‘Urban Jungle,’ by Vicky Woodgate.

November is officially the month to celebrate all books non-fiction and I have a beautiful one here for you today.


‘Urban Jungle’ is a winning combination of maps and wildlife, taking its readers on a fantastic journey around the globe, visiting 38 major cities along the way. Each city has its own double page spread which features a simplified map and key to encourage early map skills, a silhouetted skyline, main wildlife-spotting areas and an introductory paragraph telling you about some of the city’s main features.


It is absolutely staggering to see the huge variation in wildlife from city to city.  Leafing through the pages, it’s very clear to see the vast diversity (in creatures and architecture) we enjoy on our planet. Some of the main species you can expect to find in each location are highlighted and a short, snappy fact shared in a digestible format.

Did you know that there are pink dolphins in the waters around Hong Kong? Or that there’s a 30,000-strong wild parakeet community living in London.

Absolutely fascinating and fact-checked by local experts, this book is a must-have for any nature enthusiasts!

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Big Picture Press for sending me this title to review*

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