Today, three stunning non-fiction books grace the pages of my blog, each of them teaching me something new about the amazing world we live in.
A Year in the Wild by Helen Ahpornsiri (Big Picture Press)
A stunningly beautiful book with artwork crafted from hand-pressed blooms and foliage. These are then carefully cut and arranged into insects, plants and birds.
Journey through the seasons from hopeful snowdrops peeking above the ground in Spring, to foxes and frost-spangled cobwebs in the Winter. Learn about life cycles and food chains, the dawn chorus and nimble harvest mice as you browse through the pages of this poetic book.
Secrets of the Mountain by Libby Walden, illustrated by Richard Jones (Little Tiger Group)
‘The sky is set ablaze once more, burnishing our home.’
Discover the secrets of the mountain as day turns to night and all the wee small creatures stir and awaken as sunlight travels from summit to base. Pikas, moose and flying squirrels fill the vistas portrayed within these pages.
You’ll transported to a distant mountain as you read Libby Walden’s evocative prose which is beautifully complemented by Jones’ whistful illustrations which glow with a dusky light.
The Night Flower by Lara Hawthorne (Big Picture Press)
The astonishing true story of the Saguaro Cactus which only flowers for one night of the year!
The Arizona desert is transformed into a bustling hotspot for one night only as the night flower open its brilliant white petals and sends its heady perfume into the air. Pollinators, predators and prey all journey to its location to share in the bounty of this amazing event. Bats, owls, mice and bobcats will all be there.
It’s actually a miracle that this event happens at all. Only one in many millions of saguaro seeds will grow to the lofty height of 15 metres and can take up to 200 years to fully mature. A book which reminds you that the wonders of nature and bountiful and manifold. Gorgeous.
A stunning collection of books suitable for readers of all ages.
*Many thanks to Big Picture Press and the Little Tiger Group for sending me these titles to review*