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How We Came to Be: Surprising Sea Creatures Hardcover – 28 September 2022


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This information book with spectacular illustrations of ugly animals will inform, entertain and promote discussion. - Sunday Telegraph on THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UGLY ANIMALS

This is a fascinating book, illustrated in exquisite detail by award-winning author and illustrator, Sami Bayly. - Child Mags on THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF DANGEROUS ANIMALS

A great book to read with children and learn more about how plant and animal species rely on each other. - The Sydney Morning Herald on THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF PECULIAR PAIRS

This awesome book is full of surprising facts about peculiar pairs in nature, helping each other, or at least helping themselves. - Kookie Magazine on THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF PECULIAR PAIRS

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Sami Bayly is a natural history illustrator based in Tamworth, NSW, who loves all things weird and wonderful. She finds the beauty and importance of all animals regardless of their appearance, and hopes to share her appreciation with others.

Sami's first book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals, won the Children's Indie Book of the Year Award and the Australian Book Design Award for Younger Readers. It was a CBCA Honour Book and was shortlisted for an ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children and longlisted for the ABA Booksellers' Choice 2020 Book of the Year Awards. Her second book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals, was a CBCA Honour Book, an ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children, won an Australian Book Design Award for Younger Readers and was shortlisted for the Children's Indie Book of the Year 2020. Sami's most recent book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs has been shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award and longlisted for Children's Indie Book of the Year Award.

To keep up to date you can follow Sami on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samibayly/

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lothian Children's Books; 1st edition (28 September 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0734421362
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0734421364
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 - 5 years

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Sami Bayly is a 25 year old natural history illustrator based in Armidale, NSW, who loves all things weird and wonderful. She finds the beauty and importance of all animals regardless of their appearance, and hopes to share her appreciation with others.

Sami's first book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals, won the Children's Indie Book of the Year Award and the Australian Book Design Awards. It received the Honour Award for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award and was shortlisted for the ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children and the ABA Booksellers' Choice 2020 Book of the Year Awards.

Her second book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals, received the Honour Award for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award and was shortlisted for the Children's Indie Book of the Year Award, the ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children and the Queensland Literacy Awards for the Children’s Book of The Year.

Both books have been published overseas in numerous countries, including the UK, USA and Russia with more to come.

To keep up to date you can follow Sami on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samibayly/

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