It’s not only humans who can build incredible structures: around the world, mammals, birds, and insects can be found building incredible things. From biggest beaver dams to tinniest caddisfly cases, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores each one and uncovers the reasons why they build. Each spread looks at a different animal, told as though from their viewpoint and using poetic, evocative language. The amazing animal architects featured include bower birds and weaver birds, gophers and beavers, termites, honey bees, and many more.
Age 4-7 years
‘Succinct text conveys image-rich detail… a compelling book, gloriously executed.’
― BBC Wildlife
‘Knowles introduces us through gentle rhyme to the domestic lives of some common and unusual creatures, and Chris Madden brings their homes to life using strong contrasts from his watercolour palette.’
― The Irish Times
‘… an intriguing look at the impressive architectural skills of creatures big and small.’
Translated into Chinese, French, Korean.