Monday blues have taken on a whole new meaning today, as the front cover of BLUE PLANET finally makes its splash. This glorious children’s non-fiction book is a debut for author Leisa Stewart-Sharpe, beautifully illustrated by Emily Dove.
Often described as the greatest nature series of all time, young readers will get the chance to meet an incredible cast of creatures from the landmark BBC Earth Series. This glorious children’s non-fiction book captures all the drama and humour of the show, from the terrifying bobbit worm lurking on the sandy seafloor and sleeping sperm whales to the plastic problem choking our seas.
Behind Leisa and Emily are the incredible teams at Puffin and the BBC, with special mention to otter-loving editor Emily Lunn and Puffin designers Monica Whelan and Elizabeth Catchpole. And that’s before you get to the army of BBC producers reliving their encounters in the wild for each story.
And did you spot the very special guest on the front cover. . . ? That’s right, legendary Sir David Attenborough himself has written the foreword. This book really is going to be something very special indeed!
Leisa is a trained journalist turned children’s writer, whose childhood spent swimming on the Great Barrier Reef made her the perfect person to take on this epic book. With a pile of gorgeous non-fiction and picture books on the way – what a way to make a splash!
Emily is a certified naturalist who loves to use her illustrations to educate and excite little people about our natural world, having created countless beautiful children’s books over the years.
Blue Planet II publishes 5th November 2020 and is available for pre-order now at all good bookstores.