Remarkable Creatures: a guide to some of Ireland’s disappearing animals

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Ireland is home to thousands of amazing animals, but things are changing in our environment and some of our remarkable creatures are struggling to survive.

This beautifully illustrated book will take children on a journey of discovery, sharing fascinating facts about our most endangered species, activities to help them understand more about their habitats and tips on how to help protect them.

The future of our animals depends on our actions today – so let’s play our part and do the best we can.

 

This gorgeous book is a great introduction to our amazing wildlife – and a call to action to save them before it’s too late.
Pádraic FogartyIrish Wildlife Trust

 

The Irish wild creatures in Aga’s new book have different and fascinating lives. Some are in danger of being lost to the world but she tells of simple ways we can help them. And her beautiful illustrations give them a special place in our regard.

Michael VineyIrish Times

 

ISBN 978-1-5272-9320-5 

16.8 x 26 cm, full colour throughout, realistic illustrations, 40 pages
Recommended age group: 10-15 years old

Written, illustrated and designed by Aga Grandowicz
Edited by Gina McCrudden
Scientific consultation by Catherine Casey

 

If you’d like to order a signed copy (even with a dedication), you can do it directly from Aga Grandowicz here.

If you like to shop locally, please check your local bookstores and if they don’t have any copies – please suggest to them to order some – this will mean a lot to us!

Otherwise, please add your copy (or copies) to the cart above.

If you're a bookseller and would like to order in bulk, please get in touch at info@naturalworldpublishing.ie to get your discount code,
or with Argosy Books who are our distributor.

 

Review of 'Remarkable Creatures: a guide to some of Ireland’s disappearing animals' by Children's Books Ireland:

Remarkable Creatures is a visually stunning and informative guidebook that teaches young readers about the endangered creatures of Ireland and suggests actions they can take to help protect them. Arranged in a scrapbook style, the book takes a multi-faceted approach to teaching, with vibrant illustrations, bite-sized facts, and a variety of activities included to help readers become active players in the conservation of creatures such as the Great Yellow Bumblebee, and the Barn Owl.

Grandowicz’s beautiful illustrations of the creatures in action emphasise their remarkable nature, while the text spread around the page provides fascinating information about each and the causes of their endangerment. The engaging layout of illustrations and text makes the information accessible and simple to process throughout. The author’s communication of information is particularly effective as it conveys dire endangerment statistics without overwhelming the reader, instead highlighting the role they can play in the efforts of Irish conservation organisations. The recommended activities throughout the book are an excellent way to help children engage with their natural environment and put their new learnings to good use, with how-to craft activities for an owl nesting box and a plant tower included within.

Remarkable Creatures is perfect for use both in the classroom and in local natural spaces, such as the beach, the woods, and the wider countryside. It will appeal to a wide-ranging readership but has been tailored by the author for ages 10-15.

 

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About Aga Grandowicz

Aga is an award-winning art director, graphic designer and wildlife artist.
Her first book published in Ireland – ‘Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium Of Irish Animals’ –
(Little Island, 2018) won her the Honour Award for Illustration at CBI Book of The Year Awards 2019, and was shortlisted for
the Irish Books Awards 2018 in the Best Irish-Published category, and for the Literacy Ireland Children’s Book Award 2019.

Aga's recent book – ‘Remarkable Creatures: a guide to some of Ireland’s disappearing animals’ (Natural World Publishing, 2021),
has been receiving a great feedback and was mentioned in Irish Independent, in the article ‘The great escape – the best books for young bookworms to get lost in’.

Since the first book’s publication Aga has been involved in various wildlife-related projects, and running drawing workshops for children
at book and family festivals, or as part of initiatives organised by libraries around the country.

See her other projects at aga-grandowicz.com