The newest title in the Welcome to the Museum series focuses its attention on the impressive beasts that once ruled the world - dinosaurs.
For dinosaur fans (and frankly, who isn't?) Big Picture Press's Dinosaurium, a visit to a book museum of dinosaurs, is a lavishly illustrated succession of the beasts, described by Lily Murray with wonderful pictures by Chris Wormell. Quite fabulous. -- Melanie McDonagh * The Spectator *
Aspiring paleontologists of 9+ could not find a more handsome guide than the giant Dinosaurium, written with clarity and sophisticated information by Lily Murray, and illustrated in impressive detail with Chris Wormell's phenomenal woodcuts. It makes knowledge ravishing. * Sunday Times *
Lots of dinosaur non-fiction this year, but this new volume in the Welcome to the Museum series is hard to beat. In the same museum exhibition style as Animalium et al, over 50 popular and lesser-known species are presented in a curated guide. Each entry is profiled on double-page spreads, with input from a leading palaeontologist. Chris Wormell's detailed artwork is outstanding, even more so in the outsized format. Like its predecessors, this will find fans far beyond the children's section. * Bookseller *
Lily Murray (Author) Lily Murray is a freelance writer who lives in a cottage in some beautiful woods. She studied English Literature at university and has worked as an editor and writer for over 15 years. She enjoys walking, birdwatching, trips to the Natural History Museum, with or without her children, and reading about new dinosaur discoveries. She is also a (very amateur) fossil hunter.
Chris Wormell (Illustrator) Chris is a self-taught artist; he never went to art college or had any formal training: "Which is probably why I hold the tools wrongly," he explains - a fact that makes his obvious raw talent all the more enchanting. He works using two main methods: wood engraving and linocut, as well as writing and illustrating his own children's books. Working for a diverse collection of clients worldwide, Chris' unmistakable style has lent itself to some fantastic campaigns that have been highly commended throughout the industry, including the cover artwork for the bestselling H is for Hawk. Chris has been with The Artworks since the mid- 1980's and continues to pave the way in his field and as a true ambassador for the craft of illustration.