Toby and the Ice Giants

Author(s): Joe Lillington

Picture Books

Join Toby the Bison in this fact-filled adventure as he explores the Ice Age Tundra and meets some of the giants that roamed its icy surface.Ten-thousand years ago, the Earth was in the grips of what Paleontologists call the Last Glacial Period, but what you and I have come to know as the Ice Age. The inhabitants?of this frozen landscape lived in some of the coldest conditions the earth has ever experienced. But before these giants grew to their great size, they were young and, like Toby, very, very inquisitive."Toby and the Ice Giants" is a wonderfully illustrated story that delivers digestible facts about the Earth's historic inhabitants. Share in Toby's lively curiosity, experience the danger of the polar climes and meet some larger-than-life characters on the way.Joe Lillington was born in London and studied illustration at Falmouth University. He was recently commissioned to illustrate the cover of "Stew Magazine," illustrated a short story in "AMBIT" magazine, and has exhibited at Light Grey Art Lab shows and the Just Us collective show.Lillington explains, "The type of story I liked when I was younger is similar to the stories I like now. I especially liked "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Asterix," and "The Hobbit," which I still find inspiring and fun. I think these stories feed my interest in creating children's books now. I want to make an interesting story set in a fun and engaging world."


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Lillington s cartoons bring a retro Golden Books charm to the prehistoric setting, while sidebars offer details about each animal s diet, habitat, and more. It s an appealing introduction to eight bygone species and one (ours) that s "Still Going!"&#8212"Publishers Weekly" Young viewers will marvel at the succession of massive ruminants and predators, which Lillington renders in watercolors with reasonable accuracy, if anthropomorphic facial expressions.&#8212"Kirkus Reviews" No page, not even the endpapers, is wasted in this appealing and informative visit to prehistory&#8212"Wall Street Journal""

Joe Lillington was born in London and studied illustration at Falmouth University. He was recently commisssioned to illusrate the cover of Stew Magazine, illustrated a short story in AMBIT magazine and has exhibited at Light Grey Art Lab as well as with the Just Us collective.

General Fields

  • : 9781909263581
  • : Flying Eye Books
  • : Flying Eye Books
  • : 0.363
  • : August 2015
  • : 239mm X 272mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joe Lillington
  • : Hardback
  • : Joe Lillington
  • : 823.92
  • : 32
  • : illustrations