Pierre de Hugo

After graduation from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Pierre Brackets de Hugo started to work as an illustrator. He was also a contributor of illustrations to children’s dictionaries published in France. Books have been translated for publication in Taiwan, Italy, Malaysia, India, Spain, Japan, Greece, Croatia, the Netherlands, Germany, En-gland, Turkey, and the United States. He is the author and illustrator of children’s books about animals.

Pierre Brackets de Hugo likes to draw animals and scenes from the natural world as it helps him to fleetingly capture their incredibly beautiful and  wonderfully varied colour tones . He also did a lot of research in the countryside, in museums, and consulted zoologists and scientists, in the quest for precision in his work.

My First Encyclopedia of How?


How do plants grow? How does the water get to your tap? How are babies made? How does an aeroplane fly? How did pirates attack their enemies? This book provides clear and concise answers to many quest…

My First Encyclopedia of Why?


Why is a storm noisy? Why do trees lose their leaves in autumn? Why are there mountains? Why do we have a belly button? What are flamingos pink? Why don’t boats sink? This book provides clear answers…

Animals in Danger


Which animals are threatened with extinction? In this book you will find out how some animals have disappeared altogether. Discover why others, like gorillas, panda bears, tigers, and even elephants m…

My First Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs


This encyclopedia of dinosaurs has been created especially to allow young children to discover the lush natural world in which different species of dinosaurs evolved. The beautiful illustrations provi…

Polar Bears


Discover how these remarkable mammals thrive in the icy cold of the Arctic Circle. Find out how their layers of fat, their white coats and their pointed claws are adapted to the ice and snow. See how…

Fish Underwater


Dive under water and watch the fish swim around in the pages of this book, from sea creatures near the seashore to the strangest fish that live in the depths of the ocean.



The tide is out; let’s explore! Look for colourful shells, dig in the sand, and peep under stones. Discover where crabs and shrimps hide and find oysters, mussels, and starfish.