This is a brilliant month celebrating books about science, animals, mini beasts, and everything under the non fiction umbrella. With so many wonderful titles being published each year, there is a lot to celebrate!

Wren and Rook have published Lost Species by Jess French and Daniel Long.

Lost Species
Written by Jess French, Illustrated by Daniel Long
Published by Wren and Rook 2019

This is a large, hardback volume of facts about species no longer roaming our planet. There are dinosaurs, of course, but also birds, mammals and animals I had never heard of.

Stunning illustrations make this book a delight to look over, even before you read the fascinating facts and vital information. One of the highlights of the book for me is the quick information found in the circles accompanying each animal. These tell us where the animal could be found, extinction date and the cause of extinction.

We have a true responsibility to protect the species we still see roaming. I was completely shocked that one of the species shown, the Formosan Clouded Leopard only became extinct in 2013. The cause of its extinction is hunting and habitat loss.

Incredible illustration of the now extinct Formosan Clouded Leopard

I loved this book and my children were eyeing it up this morning. It will disappear as soon as they come home from school! The style, design, facts and illustrations make this a perfect book for National Non Fiction November!

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