About the Book: Another non-fiction triumph from Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, following the success of Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes. Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth captures the interest and intrigue of children from the very first page, whisking them away on a journey through different habitats across the surface of the Earth. The narrative style of the book enables children to explore alongside the little girl, who encourages them to look at the world around them more closely and critically. It is a perfectly pitched introduction to biodiversity, igniting curiosity in a way that will then help to develop compassion and a commitment to making a difference.
Reasons for Selection: Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth brilliantly tackles the challenging concept of biodiversity in a way that can be easily understood by a child in KS1. A narrative text is presented in large font, while the information register is presented in italic font, providing an opportunity for children to develop skills in reading different kinds of text.The illustrations provide scope for creative work.
Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton are a multi award-winning team, renowned for the combination of powerful words and exquisite illustrations characteristic of their collaborations. Their books provide unique introductions to challenging concepts, such as biodiversity and microbes, in a way that will not only develop understanding but develop understanding in a way that inspire children to read more, think harder and take action.
About Take One Book: The books in the Take One Book collection can be used in conjunction with the Take One Book website, or independently. Take One Book is Just Imagine’s programme for teaching reading and English using high quality literature. You can find further information and free exemplar units on the Take One Book website takeonebook.org
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