Discover the Secret World of Animals
By Cristina Banfi (Text), Cristina Peraboni (Text), Giulia De Amicis (Illustrator)
Whether it’s a shelter, a nest, a coral reef, or an underground tunnel, animals build their homes to stay safe, rear their children, keep warm or cool, or even hibernate all winter. Many of these habitats are absolutely fascinating, from the complicated city-towers of a termite colony to a beehive’s impeccable geometric structure. Each of these dwellings hides unexpected and interesting secrets, and this beautifully illustrated book, with large foldouts, leads us on a unique journey to uncover the hidden lives of animals. Follow moles into their burrows, explore an anthill (including a “nursery”), learn how octopuses adapt to the tiniest of spaces, see sleek foxes in their dens, examine the ingenious entrances to a beaver lodge, find out why the elf owl depends on a prickly cactus for protection from predators, and more!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Cristina Banfi graduated in Natural Sciences from the Università degli Studi, Milan, and has taught at various schools. She is a founding member of the Museum Didactic Association (ADM) and ADMaiora, working in education in museums and exhibitions. For White Star she wrote The Big Book of Giant Animals, The Little Book of Tiny Animals, and The World of Dinosaurs, and cowrote Discover the World of Bugs.
Cristina Peraboni is a veterinarian who provides refresher courses for teachers and training courses for museum educators. She also works with various publishing houses, writing for both children and adults.
Giulia De Amicis completed her masters in communication design and works as a visual designer and illustrator. She writes for newspapers, magazines, and the environmental sector, focusing on marine ecology, geography, and human rights.