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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780734420046

Price: £18.99

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SHORTLISTED CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2022 – EVE POWNALL AWARD

Come along for another fresh take on the animal kingdom from bestselling author and illustrator, Sami Bayly.

Discover 60 of the most peculiar pairs in nature and learn how plant and animal species rely on each other for their survival.

Whether it be a rare tick living in the fur of a pygmy possum, a stick insect feasting and hiding out amongst the Melaleuca or a handfish laying its eggs on a sea squirt, incredible natural relationships deserve to be explored and celebrated. Investigating all types of relationships, from symbiotic to parasitic, this is an eye-opening guide to the natural world.

Many species steer clear of those who are different, but the animals and plants in this book have evolved to form relationships with some of the most unlikely partners, and they couldn’t live without them.

This gorgeous hardcover book is illustrated in exquisite detail by award-winning author and illustrator, Sami Bayly. The perfect companion to The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals and The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals.

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Reviews

'A gorgeous hardcover book by a 25-year-old illustrator named Sami Bayly who is based in country NSW, and who is without peer when it comes to drawing Australia's ugliest - her word! - animals.'
NATIONAL [PRINT] The Weekend Australian, Review [AUDIENCE: 219,242, ASR: 44,631]
'The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature will join its earlier releases in the series as one of the most borrowed and requested books in a classroom, school or public library as it offers the reader so much in terms of visual appeal and incredible information. A wonderful gift for a birthday or Christmas present.'
NATIONAL [ONLINE] ReadPlus
'From the friendly to the downright gross, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature explores in colourful detail the unusual relationships found in nature.'
WA [PRINT] The West Australian, ED! Magazine
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NATIONAL [PRINT] Weekend Australian, [AUDIENCE: 219,242, ASR: 2,171]
'This awesome book is full of surprising facts about peculiar pairs in nature, helping each other, or at least helping themselves!'
NATIONAL [PRINT] Kookie Magazine
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WA [PRINT] West Australian [AUDIENCE: 135,996, ASR: 4,661]
'A great book to read with children and learn more about how plant and animal species rely on each other.'
NSW [PRINT] The Sydney Morning Herald