Books by Isabel Thomas
Full of Life: Exploring Earth’s Biodiversity
by Isabel Thomas & Sara Gillingham (illustrator)
This is a quality science book for kids written by the same award-winning science writer and illustrator that produced Exploring the Elements. Full of Life has some really interesting sections on the bigger picture (how much of biodiversity on Earth is bacteria) while most of the detail in the book is devoted to animals. It is illustrated throughout in a striking and colourful graphic style, and is an excellent resource for children across a broad age range. At 244 pages, it is a comprehensive but concise science book about our planet’s biodiversity, based on the ‘tree of life’ reference tool.