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Winner of the Margaret Mallett Picture Book Award, as part of the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards.

From the award-winning team behind Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes comes Lots, a beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of biodiversity for younger readers. There are living things everywhere: the more we look, the more we find. There are creatures on the tops of the tallest jungle trees, at the bottom of the coldest oceans, even under the feathers of birds and in boiling volcanic pools. So how many different kinds are there? One, two, three ... lots! With beautiful words from Nicola Davies and exquisite illustrations by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children.

"Clear, direct, involving text, coupled with vivid, delicate illustrations make for a truly special work of non-fiction." - Guardian

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11th August '17
dombear read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth 9781406360486
5 stars
This book is a stunning piece of work. The illustrations are gorgeous, you could literally have them as wallpaper and I was amazed at the detail. The text talks about how many species have so far been discovered including a double page of illustrations of species from the past 50 years as well as a double page of animals we have lost forever. The message of the story is about life cycles, regeneration and how we have to protect the Earth unless we want to be the only ones left on it. My 6 year old could read the text and he enjoyed this book. 
12th May '19
I read it to Squirt aged 5 aged 5
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth 9781406360486
5 stars
Such a beautiful book , the illustrations were absolutely stunning and we spent a long time looking at them.  The book is full of interesting facts about the animal kingdom and gives an idea of the shear magnitude of life on Earth. 
2nd June '18
I read it to Brobee aged 5 aged 5 , to Toodee aged 3 aged 3 & to Class 3 aged 7 to 8
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth 9781406360486
5 stars
A beautifully written and illustrated picture book that has a perfect balance between thought provoking discission and scientific fact alongside captivating images of the sheer magnitude of the animal kingdom. It's the sort of book you can look at time and again and is highly recommended.
2nd June '18
I read it to Brobee aged 5 aged 5 , to Toodee aged 3 aged 3 & to Class 3 aged 7 to 8
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth 9781406360486
5 stars
A beautifully written and illustrated picture book that has a perfect balance between thought provoking discission and scientific fact alongside captivating images of the sheer magnitude of the animal kingdom. It's the sort of book you can look at time and again and is highly recommended.
25th May '19
I read it myself (an adult) , to Nourishednancy aged 4 aged 4 , to Nourishedtilly aged 2 aged 2 & to Nourishedrohan aged 8 aged 8
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth 9781406360486
5 stars
This book is a delightful, jewel of a book. It’s an absolute favourite of the two younger members of our family. It gets read as both a bedtime story and a book the children go to independently to ‘read’. In fact they are so passionate about the book and it’s very important message, that I’m having to rethink using it as a bedtime book!

This book covers so much including food chains, eco systems and microbes. I love how it covers the delicate and fragile relationships and codependency of different species. It ultimately finishes showing how human activities, like using pesticides and over fishing, are destroying environments and habitats and putting beautiful inhabitants of this planet at risk. It does all this with minimal text and very clear, beautifully illustrated diagrams. The narrative is gentle and friendly but strong and powerful at the same time. There are additional facts and labelled illustrations you can read to older children, the numbers and names are still a bit abstract for my nearly four year old but I’m sure this means this book will appeal for years to come.
I think what helps my two year old comprehend this book so well is that on each page there is a little girl observing and investigating what is happening. On each page her facial expression reflects the tone of what is happening. For example, on the page about deforestation the girl looks sad, this has helped convey how sad and harmful the effects are to the animals that lived there.
This book also touches on microbes and has my daughter fascinated that there are tiny things living everywhere she can’t see. Nicola Davies has another book which focuses on Microbes, ‘Tiny’ which will be our next purchase as I feel it will follow on wonderfully from this book and is also illustrated by Emily Sutton with the same female character.
30th May '19
I read it to Nourishednancy aged 4 aged 4 , to Nourishedtilly aged 2 aged 2 & to Nourishedrohan aged 8 aged 8
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth 9781406360486
5 stars
This book is a delightful, jewel of a book. It’s an absolute favourite of the two younger members of our family. It gets read as both a bedtime story and a book the girls go to independently to ‘read’. In fact the girls are so passionate about the book and it’s very important message, that I’m having to rethink using it as a bedtime book!
This book covers so much including food chains, eco systems and microbes. I love how it covers the delicate and fragile relationships and codependency of different species. It ultimately finishes showing how human activities, like using pesticides and over fishing, are destroying environments and habitats and putting beautiful inhabitants of this planet at risk. It does all this with minimal text and very clear, beautifully illustrated diagrams. The narrative is gentle and friendly but strong and powerful at the same time. There are additional facts and labelled illustrations you can read to older children, the numbers and names are still a bit abstract for my nearly four year old but I’m sure this means this book will appeal for years to come.
I think what helps my two year old comprehend this book so well is that on each page there is a little girl observing and investigating what is happening. On each page her facial expression reflects the tone of what is happening. For example, on the page about deforestation the girl looks sad, this has helped convey how sad and harmful the effects are to the animals that lived there.
This book also touches on microbes and has my daughter fascinated that there are tiny things living everywhere she can’t see. Nicola Davies has another book which focuses on Microbes, ‘Tiny’ which will be our next purchase as I feel it will follow on wonderfully from this book and is also illustrated by Emily Sutton with the same female character.
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About Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer. She has written many children's  books on natural history topics such as the human body, whales, oceans,  bats, and flowers. She is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include The Promise, King of the Sky, A First Book of Animals, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes, an...

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About Emily Sutton

Emily Sutton studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and has illustrated many picture books including Clara Button, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes and The Christmas Eve Tree. She has also created designs for Fortnum & Mason, Bettys Tea Rooms and the Victoria and A...

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