Hidden Planet: An Illustrator’s Love Letter to Planet Earth is a beautiful book showing off the different animals and birds that call our Earth home. This incredible hardback book features illustrations from natural-history illustrator Ben Rothery and deserves pride of place on your coffee table.
Your children will love pouring over the details of the lesser-known birds and animals included in this book. But make no mistake Hidden Planet is a book that both adults and children will enjoy exploring and learning from. The book is large, 38cm tall in fact, and this makes marveling over the stunning colour illustrations that much more satisfying.
Hidden Planet is indeed An Illustrator’s Love Letter to Planet Earth. Rothery aims to celebrate and give us a glimpse of his love for the planet’s hidden species. He also seeks to inspire us to learn more about the animals so that our own sense of wonder at nature may be awakened and we may also become advocates to help protect them.
There are facts and descriptions for each animal and bird, and while reading the secrets of the creatures on our planet they will come to life. In some cases the creatures may be hidden due to their disguise, their desire to remain out of sight or because they only emerge at night time. They may be cunning, shy or just live in an out of the way place. But you’ll also learn about the hidden relationships between species, the unexpected abilities and behaviours of some, because “the creatures in this book are hidden in some or all of these ways.”
From the Spotted Eagle Owl to the Common Clownfish, from the hermit crab to the rock hyrax you are guaranteed to spend many hours reading Hidden Planet. It’s perfect for animal lovers of all ages and promises to inspire your love for our Hidden Planet too.
Hidden Planet: An Illustrator’s Love Letter to Planet Earth is available in hardback from book stores and online retailers for R300.
Thanks to Penguin Random House for sharing this beautiful book and special signed print with us.