Ideal for curious nature lovers ages 6 and up, it introduces fun (and sometimes funny) information, while presenting animals from all seven continents... this fellow, for example:
The densely packed scenes practically hum with wildlife and provide a welcome challenge to even the most eagle-eyed kids (and adults). You're bound to discover something new with each reading.
Here's a quick time lapse video that shows the cover scene as it springs to life under Sarah's practiced fingers.
She worked closely with Sam Hutchinson of b small publishing, who authored the text's facts, prompts and questions.
Keep in mind that the pages are images of Sarah's art work, not actual [laser] paper cuttings, aside from one bear-y cute cut out inside the front cover.
By the way, Sarah is also the artist who created the previously featured Cinderella: A Cut-Paper Book and she designed this pretty crepe paper holiday wreath tutorial.
One more book mention for today... as an admirer of detail work, here's a shout out to another UK artist, Johanna Basford of Scotland and the lovely illustrations she creates. You might be familiar with her popular coloring books for adults. Secret Garden Journal releases on December 1. It features golden touches on the cover, gilded pages, and Sarah's tiny illustrations on blank pages for you to color while collecting your thoughts, perhaps with Micron pens to get into the teeny nooks and crannies.
Oh and don't forget the Revel and Co. Holiday Gift Wrap Collection worldwide giveaway is on through Monday. It's a beauty and your odds of winning are soooooo much better than the lottery!
Have a wonderful weekend.