Éanna Ní Lamhna Wonders of the Wild


No. 1 Limited Signed Copies Available! Illustrated by Brian Fitzgerald

Code 9781788494083

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Nature has lots of hidden treasures.

From rabbits eating their own poo to what feeds on humans and how caterpillars burst! Discover animal-eating plants, what rises from the dead, sea life that glows in the dark and lots of other weird and wonderful surprises from nature.

Packed with the wonders of nature and debunking common misconceptions (e.g. where spiders haver their legs, do squirrels hibernate, how come frogs don't drown, etc. etc.!)

About the Author

Éanna Ní Lamhna is one of the best-known public figures in Ireland, in particular as a biologist, environmental and wildlife consultant, radio and television presenter, author and educator. Éanna has one of the most instantly recognisable voices on Irish radio and has been for many years a member of the panel of experts on RTÉ’s wildlife programme Mooney Goes Wild. She also served for five years as president of the national environmental charity An Taisce, and is currently president of the Tree Council of Ireland.

Originally from Louth, she now lives in Dublin. Éanna is the author of several popular wildlife books, including Talking Wild, Straight Talking Wild, Wild Things at School and Wild Dublin: Exploring Nature in the City, shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award. Her most recent books, Our Wild World: From the Birds and Bees to Our Boglands and the Ice Caps and Wild
and Wonderful: Around the World with Éanna Ní Lamhna were published in 2021 and 2022 by The O’Brien Press.

Brian Fitzgerald feels most at home illustrating children’s picture books, encouraged by winning the International Silent Book Competition in Bologna.

His most recent books are You Can Do It, Rosie, with author Elena Browne, I Don’t Want To Go To School, Does an Astronaut Drive a Tractor? and Does a Firefighter Fly a Rocket? He has had the pleasure of seeing five of his books brought to life on ‘Vooks’. He lives and works in Dún Laoghaire.

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For reading age 8 years and over, but really can be read to younger kids and read by much older kids too … so many interesting and beautifully illustrated facts about nature.Tertulia Bookshop in the Mayo News.

Have you ever wondered how migrating swifts eat and sleep during their long migration? Why wasps become bothersome
to humans in autumn? Or why frogs, though they have no gills, do not drown when they hibernate at the bottom
of ponds? Do you know the easiest way to tell a lizard from a newt? Who better to provide answers to those
questions than biologist and broadcaster Eanna Ni Lamhna? … Ni Lamhna is also a mine of information on other topics
some of us may prefer not to ponder. The difference between the black shiny poos excreted by rabbits and the
dried-up variety … Ni Lamhna certainly knows how to pique children’s interest, with bluebottle maggots,
bloodsucking head lice, and bed bugs also making appearances in this icky-sticky trail through some of nature’s
most wonderfully weird creations. For inquisitive young readers with a fascination for the unusual, this absorbing
and beautifully-illustrated hardback is perfect gift material. The Echo, Pet O’Connell.

utterly fascinating ... something for adults and young people. Virgin TV’s Ireland AM.

Non-fiction guide to weird & wonderful & sometimes incredibly gross things in nature. Claire Hennessy.

Ni Lamhna is well known for her nature writing and broadcasting. In this book, she collects all kinds of nature
facts that will fascinate children (and their grown-ups!), from ‘Why Frogs Don’t Drown’ to ‘Squirrels
Don’t Hibernate’. She explains why the animals we love to hate — foxes, seagulls, magpies — don’t deserve their
bad names, and explains fascinating natural phenomena such as cuckoo spit and “dog’s vomit slime mould”.
The illustrations by Fitzgerald are colourful and eye-catching. Irish Independent, Sarah Webb.

A wonderful publication … amazing … brilliant book. RTE Radio’s Ray D’Arcy show.

A must read for any nature loving kiddies … and adults too. Eason.


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