Illuminature

Illuminature : Discover 180 animals with your magic three colour lens

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Explore ten of the world's most diverse environments and reveal their hidden secrets with a magic coloured lens that illuminates each page in a kaleidoscope of colour. Discover the dark and mysterious creatures of the night, whose super-sensory powers allow them to live and survive in the shadows, then switch the lens to step into daylight, where the heat of the sun supercharges the secret lives of creatures big and small. Finally, use the third lens to reveal the luscious plant life of every habitat as you travel through a jungle, a reef, grasslands, woodland and uncover a world that never sleeps. This is an animal book like no other, allowing you to view the natural world in full technicolour.
With three layers of artwork to discover hidden within every image, this book can be revisited again and again, providing hours of independent learning and entertainment about the wonders of the natural world.

See 3 images in 1 with the eye-boggling Illumi series, featuring magic-lens artwork from creative design duo Carnovsky. Dinosaurs, animals, the human body, and even ghosts are envisioned like never before in this groundbreaking series. The explosions of colour on each page are in fact three distinct layers of illustrations, each exploring a different aspect of a fascinating subject. Use the three-colour lens to reveal the hidden details on each one, then read all about the topic on in-depth fact pages. There's always something new to discover in Illumi!

Also available from the Illumi series: Illuminatlas, Illumanatomy, Illuminightmare and Illumisaurus.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 280 x 340 x 15mm | 910g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847808867
  • 9781847808868
  • 17,786

Review quote

'See the special lens that come with this special book (red,green,blue) to see daytime animals, habitat and then high time animals in ten different habitats. Even regular users of 3D cinema glasses will be wowed by how the images change. Spot the night-time tiger!' * Angels & Urchins magazine * 'If the reader looks through the red lens they can see daytime animal designs by Carnovsky, nocturnal and crepuscular creatures through the blue lens and plant life through the green lens, giving the book a magical and immersive aesthetic that is rather breath-taking.' * Digital Arts * 'Plunge deep into double-page spreads, then learn the particulars on the following page. This addictive, immersive non-fiction is inventive and without gimmickry.' * The Guardian * 'Illuminature by Carnovsky and written by Rachel Williams is an absolute masterpiece.' * Let Them Be Small * 'Totally absorbing and completely different - another winner from Wide Eyed Editions.' * Parents in Touch * 'If you are after a brilliant fact-filled animal book but also want a bit of 'wow' factor, Illuminature is utterly stunning stuff.' * Read It Daddy Blog * 'The experience of revealing the hidden secrets is magical and a little like the wonder one feels when looking through a kaleidoscope. Children will be completely captivated by the stunning design of the book.' * Adventures In Homeschool * 'What will you discover on your journey through the wild? Featuring ten of the most diverse environments in the world this book will most certainly not disappoint and its unusual kaleidoscope of colour will intrigue and fascinate all readers with an interest in the world around them, sparking a natural curiosity to learn more.' * Armadillo * 'This is an awesome look at over 180 animals and the plethora of plants that inhabit ten of the world's very different environments...' * Red Reading Hub * 'Discover the dazzling biodiversity of ten of the world's most diverse habitats with the aid of a 'magic' three-coloured lens... With striking, naturalistic artwork from design-duo Carnovsky, this novel approach to non-fiction is a stand out!' * INIS Reading Guide 2016/17 * 'Visit the habitats of the world in a kaleidoscope of colour in this beautifully illustrated book that requires you to view it through a lens to see the hidden image.' * The Book Bag *
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About Rachel Williams

Milan-based design duo CARNOVSKY was started by Silvia Quintanilla and Francesco Rugi in 2007. They have gained wide recognition for their RGB project, first displayed in 2010. Their work has been published in magazines around the world, such as Vogue, Wired, Frame, Wallpaper, Elle Decor, and Whitewall. Their wallpaper 'Jungla' won the 2012 Wallpaper Magazine Design Award for Best Wallpaper.

Australian-born Rachel Williams studied creative writing before becoming an editor and publisher of children's books. She is the author of many books for children, including Atlas of Animal Adventures and Illuminature. She lives and works in London.
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Rating details

82 ratings
4.55 out of 5 stars
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4 22% (18)
3 6% (5)
2 4% (3)
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