Written by: Charlotte Guillain
Illustrated by: Yuval Zommer
For ages: 4-9 years
Topics Covered: STEM, City Living, Country Living, Nature, Natural World, Exploration.
Summary: This is a really cool book that folds out to 8 feet long! This unique perspective about what is underneath the ground we walk on everyday gives two perspectives- one of what’s under the ground of a cityscape, and the other what is under the ground of a more rural country area. These illustrations are incredibly detailed and the ability to foldout the entire book into one long illustration makes it easy to lay on the floor and study all of the tiny details that have been meticulously crafted. This book is a really cool addition to any geology unit reading lists!
About the Author & the Illustrator:
Charlotte Guillain says she doesn’t come from anywhere because she moved around a lot when she was growing up. She always wanted to be a writer and worked as a bookseller before training to teach English as a Foreign Language. This took her to the Czech Republic and Ukraine, before she headed to Zanzibar to teach English to student nurses. And that’s where she met her husband Adam, who is also an author!
Yuval Zommer graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Illustration. He worked for many years as a creative director at leading advertising agencies before becoming the author and illustrator of highly acclaimed non-fiction.
Yuval’s stunning Big Book Of… series (Thames & Hudson) has been published in 25 languages and has won and been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the UKLA Book Awards 2018 & 2019, The English Association’s Nonfiction Award 2017 & 2019, and the Made For Mums Award 2018 & 2019. The Big Book of Birds was published in 2019, with The Big Book of Blooms to follow in 2020.
Yuval is also writes and illustrates a seasonal series for Oxford University Press; the first title The Tree That’s Meant To Be, publishes in October 2019.