This book can be pre-ordered now and will be published on the 8th December 2021. 


An exquisite edition of The History of the World in 100 Animals by author and journalist Simon Barnes, adapted and abridged for younger readers, with superb illustrations by award-winning artist, Frann Preston-Gannon.

This outstanding gift book proposes the 100 animals who have had the greatest impact on humans and the way we view the world around us. From the bees who pollinate our food to the chimpanzees who share over 98% of our DNA, this book explores the unique and thought-provoking relationship between humans and animals throughout history. This fact-filled guide is sure to inspire and delight animal lovers young and old, and will make the perfect gift this Christmas.


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster Children's UK (28 Oct. 2021)
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 112 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1471194719
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 25.1 x 1.5 x 13.1 cm

The History of the World in 100 Animals