Two infographics-inspired books about the animal kingdom

Infographics are everywhere nowadays, and whilst they work well for sharing online, do they work well as the basis for non-fiction?


The fact that The World in Infographics: Animal Kingdom by Jon Richards and Ed Simkins has been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts this year would suggest so.

The fact that a second book with almost the same title, approach and content but with a different publisher is due out later this year also suggests that at least some people think infographics do transition well to children’s non-fiction.

I’m not entirely convinced, however. Click here to read my review (written as an infographic!) of The World in Infographics: Animal Kingdom (Wayland) and Infographics: Animal Kingdom by Nicholas Blechman, researched by Simon Rogers (Big Picture Press).