The Animal Book

Author(s): Ruth Martin; Lonely Planet Kids Staff; Dawn Cooper (Illustrator); Lonely Planet Publications Staff

Kids' Non-Fiction

Get ready for a walk on the wild side through every continent on Earth!


Kids can discover the animal kingdom like never before in Lonely Planet Kids' The Animal Book, a beautiful encyclopedia featuring over 100 incredible creatures, from the grey wolf and green anaconda, to the bald eagle and emperor penguin. Packed with facts and illustrations, it also explores our relationship with these animals and how we're affecting their lives and habitats, such as reindeer helping to deliver food for Arctic communities and elephants hunted for their tusks in Africa.


Animals are all around us, but sometimes we forget just how remarkable they are. With The Animal Book, kids can discover some of the world's most diverse and fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and invertebrates, from those they can spot in their backyard to more endangered species in jungles, deserts and freezing oceans. They'll also learn about conservation efforts and how to help protect wildlife and the planet.


Dawn Cooper's wonderful illustrations are combined with fantastic photographs and expert authorship by Ruth Martin.


Organized by continent, The Animal Bookcovers:



  • Arctic

  • North & Central America

  • South America

  • Europe

  • Africa

  • Asia

  • Oceania

  • Antarctica

  • Oceans


About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humor and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place-inspiring children at home and in school.


Product Information

Dawn Cooper's wonderful illustrations are combined with fantastic photographs and expert authorship by Ruth Martin.


About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school.

General Fields

  • : 9781786574336
  • : Lonely Planet Publications
  • : Lonely Planet Kids
  • : August 2017
  • : 305mm X 230mm
  • : Ireland
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : Dawn Cooper
  • : English
  • : 590
  • : 164
  • : Total Colour Pages
  • : Ruth Martin; Lonely Planet Kids Staff; Dawn Cooper (Illustrator); Lonely Planet Publications Staff