Body armour, seeing with sound, gliding without wings – wherever you look in the animal kingdom, you can find amazing super skills to deal with nature’s trickiest challenges. In fact, these skills are so amazing that they have evolved again and again in totally unrelated animals! From tiny insects to ginormous giraffes, meet the creatures that have the same ingenious ways of surviving and thriving on planet Earth. Discover the wonders of evolution in this vibrant picture book packed with incredible facts from zoologist Dr Nick Crumpton, and illustrated by award-winning new talent Viola Wang.

About the Creators:

Dr Nick Crumpton is a zoologist and author. He has worked at the Natural History Museum, the BBC Natural History Unit, the Zoological Society London and the Royal Society. His children's books have been published by Nosy Crow and Flying Eye Books.
Viola Wang is a graduate of the Children's Book Illustration MA at the Cambridge School of Art and won the Sebastian Walker Award in 2018. She was born in China, where she studied oil painting before moving to the UK to work as a graphic designer. In 2021 she was selected for the Drawing Year scholarship programme at the Royal Drawing School. This is her first book with Walker.



Nick Crumpton


Viola Wang





Trim Size

254 x 295 mm

# of Pages

48, 10407

Age Range

7 – 10

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