What a Shell Can Tell

The wonders of shells through the art of observation

I’m delighted to announce my next book for children, a collaboration with artist Sonia Pulido as we explore the world of shells. Science meets art in this beautifully illustrated guide to observing nature.

What a Shell Can Tell is the perfect book for young explorers, collectors, and nature lovers everywhere.

Through a richly sensory experience, we explore the incredible diversity of shells around the world and showcase the environments molluscs inhabit. From what a shell’s shape, colour, or texture can reveal about its inhabitant, to where shells are found (from the deepest seas to jungly treetops), readers can get up close with nature to observe its wonders.

Order a copy

In the UK, all my books are available from my store at Bookshop.org. I am donating all proceeds from sales via Bookshop to the ocean conservation charity Sea Changers.

Or order directly from Phaidon. Use code PHAIDON20 at checkout for 20% off.

Order a copy in the US here.

The book has been translated into French, Italian, Chinese and Korean.