That’s Life!

Looking for the Living Things All Around You


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.


ISBN: 9781786279064 Category:

Mike Barfield


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).

Additional information

Weight 554 g
Dimensions 23.1 x 29.5 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 15 April 2021
Number of pages 64
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Lauren Humphrey
Dimensions 23.1 x 29.5 cm
Weight 554 g

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.

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