Animal Super Powers: The Most Amazing Ways Animals Have Evolved

Illustrator: Viola Wang

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Walker Studio

Age 7+


Discover the most brilliant skills animals have ever evolved in a stylish and fascinating picture book.

Body armour, seeing with sound, gliding without wings - wherever you look in the animal kingdom, you can find amazing super skills to deal with nature's trickiest challenges. In fact, these skills are so amazing that they have evolved again and again in totally unrelated animals! From tiny insects to ginormous giraffes, meet the creatures that have the same ingenious ways of surviving and thriving on planet Earth. Discover the wonders of evolution in this vibrant picture book packed with incredible facts from zoologist Dr Nick Crumpton, and illustrated by award-winning new talent Viola Wang.


Dr Nick Crumpton is a zoologist and author. He has worked at the Natural History Museum, the BBC Natural History Unit, the Zoological Society London and the Royal Society. His children's books have been published by Nosy Crow and Flying Eye Books.
Viola Wang is a graduate of the Children's Book Illustration MA at the Cambridge School of Art and won the Sebastian Walker Award in 2018. She was born in China, where she studied oil painting before moving to the UK to work as a graphic designer. In 2021 she was selected for the Drawing Year scholarship programme at the Royal Drawing School. This is her first book with Walker.


This is a truly fascinating book and definitely a must-have for anyone who is learning about evolution & inheritance at school (or who just loves really interesting, well-produced information books!) […] The illustrations themselves are detailed and beautiful enough to be hung on the wall as prints. There’s lots for readers to soak up and marvel at.

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