Kid’s Book Review: Above and Below

Kid’s Book Review: Above and Below

About the Book and Author

This is a superb non-fiction book for primary school children with interesting facts and stunning illustrations. Each page shows a scene that is visible on the surface and then, what is living underneath the surface is only revealed when you turn the half page.

Written by Harriet Evans and beautifully illustrated by Hannah Bailey this is another fantastic book published by Little Tiger Press.

Lift the lid on eight animal habitats to see the extraordinary natural stories that happen above and below the surface. From the rainforest to the ocean and the macro to the micro, lift the flap to explore the fascinating relationships occurring in each of the world’s ecosystems.

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Harriet Evans

Harriet Evans works in children’s publishing and spends her days researching cool animal facts, imagining awesome adventures and drinking copious amounts of tea.

Hannah Bailey is an award-winning illustrator who specialises in non-fiction children’s books, recently putting her hand to titles such as When the Whales Walked written by Dougal Dixon, the 2019 SLA’s Children’s Choice Award winner. She also regularly takes editorial commissions for clients such as The Wildlife Trusts, The Smithsonian, and Waitrose, with a focus on food, nature and the outdoors. You can visit her website to find out more about her technique.


Book Review

The flaps were really cool to be able to see how things are different above and below ground and water

This was a beautiful book with really nice pictures. I enjoyed finding the animals and plants in the main pictures.

It was almost like a look and find book. I also learnt lots of things from this book about sea life. There were amazing facts on all the pages.

The flaps were really cool to be able to see how things are different above and below ground and water.

The writing was divided in small sections so it was easy to read and find information again.

It is definitely a book that I could look at again and again because there is so much detail in the text and the pictures. My favourite page was reading about the mangroves with the crocodiles. Crocodiles are one of my favourite animals!

Mums thoughts: I was impressed by the quality of this book. Hardback and thick pages means it’s perfect for younger children. There is so much information but well presented in short sections with clear headings and beautiful illustrations it would appeal to readers of all ages. An amazing asset for our bookshelves.

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Reviewer Profile

Yusuf young reviewer
  • Name: Yusuf
  • Age: 6 years
  • Likes: swimming, Lego and bike rides
  • Dislikes: Brussel sprouts and dogs
  • Favourite Book: The Adventures of Tin Tin by
  • Favourite Song: Tala'a Al Badru Alayna (Arabic song)