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Size Wise

Extent: 96 pages

Size: 280x216mm

Publication Date:

Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9781780558240

Categories: Buster Reference

About the Book

Discover some of the biggest and smallest things in the natural world.

This book explores the wonders of nature with awe-inspiring, realistic illustrations at life-size. Across each fascinating spread, beautiful artwork shows breathtakingly large or unbelievably small natural wonders, including eyes, wings, tentacles, sand, snowflakes, flowers and much more, all at real-life size, or zoomed in for extra interest. Marvel at the dinner-plate-sized eye of the colossal squid, the rainforest flowers you can sit inside, the fingernail-width dwarf blue butterfly and what sand really looks like when magnified.

Paired with captivating information about these incredible things, size comparisons and extra fun facts, this book will have you absorbed with the littlest and largest things on our astonishing planet.

About the Author

Camilla de la Bedoyere is a London-based author of multiple non-fiction titles. Her academic background is in the sciences, and Camilla was made a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London in recognition of her work in zoology. Most of Camilla’s books focus on her interest in the natural world and conservation, and she endeavours to see wildlife in action whenever possible. Camilla has also worked as a journalist and editor, and edited a children’s page in a British newspaper for five years.


  • 'This book is great for visual learners. We love the special full-page, life-size illustrations which show in detail a male gorilla’s hands, a T-Rex’s jaws, and the foot of an adult elephant!', BookTrust
  • 'This book is fascinating in the extreme and we have all learnt so much in the most engaging of ways. Each two page spread is vibrantly colourful and filled with the most exquisite illustrations of the wonders of the natural world, whether they be large or small. A brilliant book… this would make a superb present for any animal enthusiast', Mini Travellers
  • 'True-to-life-sized illustrations give the reader an idea of just how big or small these interesting animals, plants, insects, seeds and sea creatures really are. A wonder to explore.', Irish Examiner
  • 'Fascinating and beautifully presented… it will keep the reader hooked and wanting to learn more about our wonderful world. This is a book to treasure, dip into and enjoy.', The School Librarian