That's Life Looking for the Living Things All Around You

That's Life Looking for the Living Things All Around You



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A beautiful guide to life on Earth for children aged 8+. Packed full of illustrations, exciting experiments – and even comic strips – That’s Life! encourages young scientists to start looking for the living things around them.

Life is everywhere on planet Earth. Jungles, deserts, seas, plains, fields and forests – all of them teem with life but, amazingly, you can also find lots of living things hidden in your home, and even hidden inside you! Join Sherlock Ohms and his companions on a brilliant biological adventure, seeking out all kinds of life, including the life forms hiding in your own home!

That’s Life! Is the follow-up to The Element in the Room (shortlisted for The Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 and The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2019. Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020).

About the Author

Mike Barfield is a comic writer, cartoonist, poet and performer. He has worked in TV, radio, books, newspapers and magazines – as well as schools, libraries and museums.

About the Illustrator

Lauren Humphrey is a London-based illustrator. Her colourful, quirky illustrations have featured in the New York Times, the Guardian and Anorak magazine.