Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies

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Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Emily Sutton (Candlewick, 2020) is a gloriously illustrated book has a nice balance of illustration to detailed factual text. It teaches about the variety of life on earth, including animals, plants, fungi, and microbes. Italicized sidebars also expand upon the read-aloud text with more facts. There is so much in this book to learn as well as to pour over. IThe read-aloud text would work wonderfully with a group of children, too. It was originally published as Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth. I will definitely keep seeking out Nicola Davies’ works.

Find this book at If you are splurging on a copy for yourself, make sure to get a hardcover so you can feel the heft of life on earth within these lovely pages.

Reviewed on October 2, 2023

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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