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Get behind the scenes of Atlas of Amazing Birds and watch Matt Sewell illustrate some stunning birds

Click on the below videos to watch Matt Sewell, author of Dinosaurs and Forgotten Beasts, illustrate a Northern Cardinal  and Southern Carmine Bee Eater from his new book Atlas of Amazing Birds, a dazzling celebration of the world’s most magnificent birds and their habitats.



In this vibrant compendium, Matt has made his personal selection of the most amazing birds from around the world and illustrated them in his dazzling style, accompanied by witty and informative descriptions. Travel the world to see magnificent eagles, resilient penguins, tiny hummingbirds, towering ostriches, stunning peacocks and many more. Colourful, clever, song-filled, strange and stunning, these are creatures to be celebrated!

Every bird chosen to appear in this book is amazing in its own individual way – birds that migrate thousands of miles, have strange and showy mating rituals, survive in extreme environments, are brilliant builders, are super-fast, super-brave or super-big! Sections on each continent include maps to pore over. From British garden birds to African water birds, rainforest birds of paradise to American roadrunners, this stunning gift book is perfect for children and families interested in birds, nature and the world’s biodiversity.


Artist and illustrator Matt Sewell has been described as the Banksy of the bird world. Matt has illustrated for the Guardian and Barbour, painted underpasses for the RSPB, and exhibited in London, Manchester, New York, Tokyo and Paris. He is an avid ornithologist and regular contributor to the Caught by The River website (he also designed their logo). His bird books, Our Garden BirdsOur Woodland BirdsA Charm of Goldfinches and many more, have taken the world by storm. He has also illustrated numerous children’s books including The Big Bird Spot, Dinosaurs and Forgotten Beasts.

He lives in Shrewsbury, UK with his partner and two children.