This incredibly detailed book was a delight to read and enjoy from cover to cover. The slightly abstract imagery introduces a great range of animals to the reader. Some of these animals are familiar while some new, more exotic beings are also featured. There is also a good alternation between male and female animal ‘characters’, which is not that common and should be noted.

The slightly muted colour palette and graphic illustration keep this book right up to date. This isn’t a new idea, but Graham Carter has created something quite magical, as informative as it is poetic. A thoroughly enjoyable book to read over and over again, new information gathered each time.