Picture book of the week: Up in the air by Zoe Armstrong and Sara Ugolotti

Today DK brings out a lovely Summer picture book written by Zoe Armstrong and illustrated by Sara Ugolotti, Up In The Air. This wonderful children’s illustrated book celebrates the nature around and above us, encouraging children to look, listen, and take notice with a mix of drawings and nature photos. It could be defined as a biology compendium for very young children. Useful for primary school pupils to digest information in a very fun way. 

From cloud patterns to constellations, the chirrup of a single sparrow to the cacophony of the dawn chorus, and from trees that rustle in the wind to butterflies that flit about, this beautifully illustrated book encourages children to look, listen, and feel nature all around.

Bees and beehive

Up In The Air looks at the habitats above our heads, uncovering the insects that make their homes in tree trunks and the animals that move from tree to tree in towering rainforests. It develops sky-watching skills so children can track the migration of birds and name the stars and planets of the night sky.

Types of bird nests

As well as discovering the joy nature can bring to us, children will learn about how the living things inside this book are vital for our planet’s future, whether they are insects pollinating plants or trees helping to make the air we breathe.

Life forms in the atmosphere

Up In The Air by Zoe Armstrong is available now from DK.com for £9.99. 

Tall tree trunk

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