Barefoot Books Incredible Animals
Dunia Rahwan, Paola Formica
In this beautifully illustrated guide, discover fascinating and unusual information about animals from all around the world. A delightfully quirky system of organization introduces the reader to the superlatives of the animal kingdom, from “super predators” to “expert architects.” A must-have encyclopedia for any animal enthusiast!
Dunia Rahwan graduated in life sciences and is now a scientific journalist. Passionate about nature photography, animals and travel, she has also gained great experience in the pet sector in recent years.
Paola Formica has published fiction books as well as educational material for primary and secondary schools. She has completed illustrations for monthly and weekly periodicals, for both children and adults, and for newspapers.
Why we chose this book
We have been lucky to travel to some amazing places around the world with our girls, and see some incredible animals, from a family of Black Rhinos in the Masai Mara, to tigers in India, and Sun bears in a sanctuary in Cambodia. Our girls were of an age where they would absorb local culture and an abundance of animal facts in a heartbeat. We would sit and write journals of an evening, listing and drawing the animals we had spotted each day. This book has just the right balance of information on some amazing animals and wonderful illustrations to go alongside. Broken down into sections, allows information to be taken on board easily. This is something that can be enjoyed both by parents and children, so grab half an hour, a cuppa, and your little one, and go on a safari from your armchair.