I am a big fan of books by Dorling Kindersley. They’re books I recall from my own childhood as always being ones I could spend a lazy Sunday afternoon reading and leafing through. I am thrilled that their books are still as high quality and well regarded by my own children too.
We were recently sent a new title, Explanatorium of Nature and it’s packed from cover to cover with stacks of information and pictures to cover a whole world of nature.
The book is split into ten chapters and covers the basics of life, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals and more. It is incredibly comprehensive and it’s just glorious to be able to sit and leaf through it all and take in the amazing pictures, cross sections and facts and figures.
This is just the sort of book that Mr D really enjoys and the images in it are simply superb. We have spent time looking at the bee page; the children are endlessly fascinated with bees so it wasn’t surprising that they wanted to start there!
The book is lovely to look at and is a weighty tome. It’s hard backed with a lovely silver cover with a cutout on the front that invites the reader in. The images are spectacular and there is just the right amount of information packed into the pages to learn all sorts out the wonder of the natural world around us.
This is a superb book and it’s a really great book to have on the bookcase, to leaf through on those lazy afternoons. I love DK books, they are always superbly made and they really are books that stand the test of time. I have added a couple of DK books to Mr D’s birthday wish list as I know he will revel in the detail that these books provide.