Friday, October 14, 2016
ReadItDaddy's First Book of the Week - Week Ending 14th October 2016 - "Highest Mountain, Deepest Ocean" by Kate Baker and Page Tsou (Big Picture Press)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM Labels: Big Picture Press, Book of the Week 2016, Deepest Ocean, Highest Mountain, Kate Baker, Page Tsou
It feels like only a few short years ago that we were bemoaning the serious lack of amazing children's non-fiction titles out there. Everything felt a bit too 'schooly' and it was quite difficult to find publishers willing to put together really awesome mainstream non-fiction titles with broad appeal.
Big Picture Press came along shortly afterwards, and the rest is history. If one imprint can be described as the publisher truly pushing the quality bar sky-high for non fiction, it has to be Big Picture Press.
Enough gushing about them, they have a new book once again taking on the big hardback format that their titles are synonymous with. In "Highest Mountain, Deepest Ocean" by Kate Baker and Page Tsou, presentation is key. Described on the cover as "A pictorial compendium of natural wonders" it is indeed like having your own version of the Natural History Museum in London tucked between the covers of an awesome book.
The world is presented as the stage for amazing animal species, stunning plants and of course the natural wonders of the earth itself - as the book title suggests, delving into the deepest seas and scaling the highest heights of mountain tops to serve up subject matter in an authoritative and brilliantly engaging way.
|The largest animals on land and at sea. Just an example of the stunning spreads throughout this book.|
|Brilliant presentation throughout makes this a thoroughly engaging and gorgeous looking book|
|More stunning illustrations around animal migrations. Who roams the furthest?|
We loved it, we love what Big Picture Press are doing and we just can't get enough of this amazing non-fiction revival going on at the moment.
Charlotte's favourite bit: Learning all about animal habitats and homes.
Daddy's favourite bit: Brilliantly informative text perfectly complimented by glorious classical-style illustrations, it's the sort of book that deserves to win truckloads of awards. Utterly and completely stunning.
(Kindly sent to us for review by Big Picture Press)
"Highest Mountain, Deepest Ocean"
Written by Kate Baker
Illustrated by Page Tsou
Published by Big Picture Press
Publication Date: 6th October 2016