'This is a thing of rare beauty' - David Walliams on Hidden Planet (shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2020)Water World is the stunning new book from Ben Rothery, author of Hidden Planet and Sensational Butterflies. Life on Earth is shaped by water, and only survives here because of it, but our ocean ecosystems are at the epicentre of global warming. Framed by the need to protect our oceans, Water World is natural-history illustrator Ben Rothery's rich exploration of the creatures from the coastal and offshore waters of the world - from penguins, seagulls, polar bears and seahorses, to plankton, sharks and deep-sea beings. Discover the longest migration and the loudest animal on Earth, and learn how our own actions affect the ocean, its inhabitants and our whole planet. Fun to read together or independently, this large-format, beautifully illustrated book is perfect for nature-lovers of all ages.