Wonders Under the Sun

A Collection of Daytime Creatures


An illustrated reference book featuring 280 animals that eat and play during the day.


ISBN: 9781760762438 Category:

Tai Snaith


Some animals are part of a Gangly Gang whilst others belong to the Woolly Wanderers; there are also Legless Legends, Spotted Bottoms and Magic Mimics. These are just a few of the quirky groupings artist Tai Snaith uses to categorise over 270 of her favourite diurnal animals from around the world.

Each animal is drawn to scale and uses people and body parts as comparison. The Arctic bumblebee is the width of any eye, the sulphur-crested cockatoo is the length of an arm, and the wild yak is taller than a basketball player!

Including facts and information about the curious creatures found within, Wonders Under the Sun is a delightfully illustrated field guide for all the aspiring explorers, artists, environmentalist and taxonomists.

Additional information

Weight 479 g
Dimensions 23.2 x 30.4 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 27 September 2022
Number of pages 44
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.2 x 30.4 cm
Weight 479 g


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Tai Snaith is a Melbourne artist, curator and writer. She has written and illustrated six picture books to date, all published by Thames & Hudson. Tai has exhibited widely in both artist-run and commercial spaces since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2002. She recently created large site specific visual installations for the Metro Creative program with Royal Botanic Gardens and The State Library of Victoria, which was shortlisted in the World Illustration Awards in London. She has been awarded the Australia Council for the Arts Tokyo studio residency and numerous state and federal project grants. Tai's artwork is held in both private and public collections, including the NGA Works on Paper collection, Banyule City collection and Artbank.