CATHERINE BARR studied Ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. Some of her previous books include 10 Reason to Love an Elephant, 10 Reasons to Love a Turtle, 10 Reasons to Love a Bear, The Story of Life and Elliot's Arctic Surprise. HANAKO CLULOW left Japan in 1997 for Ireland, where she studied visual arts and English. She then headed to England to explore her passion for child psychology, obtaining a BSc in psychology from the University of London in 2007. While she was deeply fascinated by child psychology, her passion for the arts re-emerged, which led her to pursue life as an illustrator. Her work draws upon a broad range of interests such as nature, the animal kingdom, psychology, fantasy and her native culture.
'These books are perfect for any young animal enthusiast and an excellent introduction to environmental issues.' * Parents in Touch * 'Very topically, the book suggests that their future depends on the water quality of the oceans now under threat from plastic and rubbish.' * The Irish Examiner * 'Beautifully present series for young children, written in partnership with the natural history museum. Eye-catching cover die-cuts, engaging artwork and strong conservation message.' * The Bookseller * 'if you loved the latest series of Blue Planet, add these to your toddler's bookshelf...' * Mother & Baby *