After graduating from the Royal College of Art and persuing a successful career in advertising, Yuval Zommer transitioned to his true love of illustrating with his widely acclaimed debut picture book, The Big Blue Thing On The Hill (Templar, 2015), hotly followed by One Hundred Bones (Templar, 2015) and The Big Book of Bugs (Thames & Hudson, 2016).
A foldout, concertina format creates a visceral sense of a journey to the center of the Earth.... Zommer's illustrations are a hive of subterranean activity, and Guillain's captionlike bursts enthuse about everything readers are seeing.--Publishers Weekly - Publishers WeeklyThe painted, stenciled, and collaged illustrations are full-bleed, and the tones graduate pleasantly from light colors at the surface of the Earth to rich pinks, yellows, and oranges as readers near the Earth's core. The text is informative...including such nuggets as earthworms are expert recyclers, eating dead plants in the soil. An unusual offering for the young geology nerd.--Kirkus Reviews - Kirkus ReviewsThe earth science is simple but made glorious by the illustrations, homely and fantastic at once, as in a picture of a subway car, headlights streaming, above a layer of sedimentary rock and, further below, caves with spiky stalactites and stalagmites. The pictures are packed with detail, but each one says adventure--look, diamonds!--as much as education. - The Horn Book