Paul Thurlby’s illustrations are a real delight. We’ve long enjoyed browsing the letters in his Alphabet book and many a little friend has received one of his number cards. His latest tome, Wildlife (Templar, RRP £12.99), is also a joy. A different animal on each page with a fun fact – did you know that polar bears can turn green if they get too hot? Or that crocodiles cry while they eat? Educational and beautiful – exactly how we like things.