Animalium is a beautifully illustrated museum-inside-a-book curated by Katie Scott and Jenny Broom, published by Big Picture Press…

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 Animalium – still from the wonderful intro animation for the book. Scroll down to watch the short animated video.

If you love art, animals and museums there’s a mighty fine chance you’re going to love Animalium – the latest book from the always impressive Big Picture Press.

Over 160 animals can be found inside the hardback walls of Animalium, which promises to be the first in a series of virtual museums.

A nomination for Children’s Book of the Year is just reward for the creativity and hard work of the book’s collaborators Katie Scott Jenny Broom.

Animalium - Owls

 Owls, Animalium – you want owls you’ve got them in unblinking glory.

The quality and attention to detail in the illustrations, layout and typography are testament to what’s clearly been a labour of love.

Waterstones Booksellers’ Beautiful Book Of The Year puts Animalium as their standout choice above some impressive competition (scroll down their page for the comments on Animalium).

‘A rich, informative and truly wonderful cabinet of curiosities is beautifully displayed in this imaginative and covetous book’
~ Chris Packham ~


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Animalium – Welcome to the Museum – Front and back cover art.

For more illustrations from inside the book head over to Katie Scott’s website for sneak peaks of insects, fish, birds, owls and snakes.

If you’re interested in vintage illustrations of animals check out our Biodiversity Heritage Library who have thousands of images scanned from old books and papers that are free to use for your own projects.

Don’t miss the equally impressive book trailer by the talented James Paulley.

Buy Animalium at Amazon UK or Amazon USA.