Unseen Worlds

Real Life Microscopic Creatures Hiding All Around Us

Illustrator: Damien Laverdunt

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: What on Earth Books

Age 4+

Wildlife: General Interest

Discover a hidden universe of microscopic monsters right before your eyes.

Unfold each page to reveal stunningly detailed illustrations bursting with jelly-like amoebae, predatory centipedes, ravenous mosquitoes and more mites than you could imagine. From the murky ocean depths to your kitchen cupboard and even inside your nose, you’ll travel to locations both familiar and strange as you search for the smallest creatures on Planet Earth. You’ll never see the world the same way again!


Hélène Rajcak was born in 1981. She has studied engraving at the École Estienne, illustration at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and undertook a foundation course in textile design at the Atelier National d’art Textile. She lives and works in Paris as an illustrator for media and children’s books and works on her own design, painting and engraving projects too.

Damien Laverdunt was born in 1978. He studied at the Duperré Schoold of Applied Arts and graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He lives and works in Paris as an author, designer and graphic artist. When not working on projects he teaches applied art at the Lycée de Sèvres.


Disgustingly fascinating! … The world will never feel the same again after reading this book!

Juno Magazine

Entertaining and informative … and a valuable teaching tool.

Lancashire Evening Post

Fold-out pages and a wonderful range of facts to learn…books like this fascinate me.

A Little but a Lot

This well-designed book with attractive illustrations makes a yucky topic look quite lovely and the brief, simple text is accessible and interesting.


One of those books that taps into children’s natural curiosity and passion for interesting, fascinating, weird and wonderful facts … Beautiful illustrations throughout that are also very detailed, to scale and labelled to link the creature to the fact.

Just Imagine

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