The Greatest Show on Earth
Mini Grey is one of the UK’s best-loved illustrators with a witty visual and linguistic style that incorporates found objects packaging, playfulness, and heaps of imagination. Her books work for a wide age range and are highly appreciated by adults as well as younger readers.
She is the recipient of The Kate Greenaway Medal for The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon.
In this interview, Mini talks to Nikki Gamble about her foray into nonfiction with a new book The Greatest Show on Earth.
About The Greatest Show on Earth
Here we are at 4.6 billion years ago, and as we raise the curtain . . . the STORY OF LIFE is about to begin! (Yes, that’s right – we’re telling the story of the ENTIRE history of Planet Earth). “In the running for the greatest children’s picture book about Earth . ..
Take your seats for the ENTIRE history of Planet Earth, as we take a whistle-stop tour from the birth of Earth, to the age of bacteria, the era of dinosaurs.. to the moment of people (blink and you’ll miss it). Narrated by a friendly troop of insects and with mind-blowing, lively illustrations, this illustrated non-fiction book will entertain and educate, as we put on a show, the greatest show, the show of the evolution of life on Earth.