What can we learn from how animals build their homes? For a start, we could look at birds’ nests. They don’t need our help (leaving our human hair, fur, lint etc can do harm, not good as it can choke, strangle or cause mould). But unlike humans, you’ll find that all animal homes are naturally built, and biodegrade at end of use. No concrete or toxic cement needed!
Built by Animals looks at 26 animals who have inspired the most amazing materials used in the natural building industry today. Thanks to biomimicy, today we can use more solar energy, grow plants in the desert, pump water to tall buildings and clean up polluted rivers. Learn how bees make a honeycombe shape to strengthen their homes, and termintes that build their homes with natural air conditioning. And who will win the Animal Builder Award – the prairie dog, peacock, beaver or firefly?
Find Out About Animal Homes introduces young children to orangutans (who build new nests each day), prairie dogs (who live in burrows for years) and reindeer (always on the move!)
Animal Homes is a stylish pop-up book. Little ones will find out which animals lives where, as they explore high and low, with gorgeous illustrations, playful rhyming text and simple facts on each page.