My Illustrated Encyclopedia

Gree Alain (Illustrator)


Alain Grée's 'My Illustrated Encyclopedia' is the largest and most comprehensive title published to-date by Button Books using the iconic illustrations from the archives of Alain Grée. The book contains a beautiful and eclectic selection of many of Alain's most well-known and loved images. Covering a huge range of subject areas, including insects, birds, animals, fish, weather, farming, trees, flowers, transport and space, My Illustrated Encyclopedia is a stimulating and absorbing book for young children, brought to life by using the most charming of illustrations. The book provides the ideal opportunity for parents and young children to discuss the many subjects covered, giving children a wonderful platform to learn and ask questions about the world around them.

Product Details

$19.99  $18.39
Button Books
Publish Date
April 03, 2018
8.4 X 0.6 X 10.7 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Alain Grée is a French author and illustrator of children's books. He has had over 300 books published, which have been translated into 20 different languages. He has also worked as a children's broadcaster on French national television, produced three detective novels, ten ship navigation books and been a journalist for 20 years for Voiles et Voiliers (sailing ships) magazine. He is currently a graphic designer and editor for various advertising publications. Alain's main hobby is sailing. He's owned several boats since the 1970s and has crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice. He finds his sailing trips provide the perfect time out to work on new children's stories and illustrations.


"It really is a lovely book. The images are delightful and bound to catch the eye of any young child."--Raisie Bay "http: // "
"This one especially would make a lovely gift, and I really hope that we can look after it enough over the years to be able to pass it on to future generations!"--Scrapbook Blog "https: // "
"Children know and love Alain Grée's gorgeous child-friendly illustrations, and they will love to discover more of them in this colourful early encyclopedia. The illustrations are perfect for young children, being simple, colourful and informative; they offer plenty of opportunity for discussion and give a springboard for further learning. A hardback book which will interest children for many years.--Parents in Touch "http: // "
"French illustrator Grée's colorful and iconic images are put front and center alongside facts on nature, animals, transportation, and space in this encyclopedia for young readers. This book walks through a young child's world from the basics of plants, foods, and animals to human-made homes and modes of transportation. The illustrations are the focus, with bold, themed double-page spreads and colorful, lifelike images."--Kirkus Reviews, "Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2018 "
"Learn a little bit about quite a lot in this beautiful encyclopedia for children with curious minds and parents with a taste for the always gorgeous, retro illustrations of Alain Grée."--Two in a Teepee "https: // "
"I will always be in love with a beautiful encyclopedia. This vintage styled one illustrated by the fabulous Alain Gree has me swooning with its charm and the fact that it is designed for curious little minds. Any other die-hard encyclopedia fans out there or am I the only one clinging to the past in this?!"--book.nerd.mommy "Instagram: book.nerd.mommy, March 2018 "
"I love information books for kids and ones that are illustrated by @alain_gree are top-notch! These aren't the kinds of books I read cover to cover with my kids, but they will sit and look at them FOREVER! And then ask me a million questions. I love when a book spurs new ideas or thoughts." "Instagram:, February 2018 "
"This vintage styled one illustrated by the fabulous Alain Gree has me swooning with its charm and the fact that it is designed for curious little minds. Any other die-hard encyclopedia fans out there or am I the only one clinging to the past in this?!"--Book Nerd Mommy "Book Nerd Mommy (book.nerd.mommy), [765 likes] 3rd March 2018 "
"My Illustrated Encyclopedia just released last week and it is wonderful!. Not only do you get to see Alain Grée's fantastic artwork, but this book covers many topics to talk about with your children."--Dream Reader Kids "Instagram: Dream Reader Kids (dreamreaderkids), [98 likes, 193 comments] 9th April 2018 "
"The perfect addition to your child's book collection... This book is geared towards children ages 6+, even though younger children will be drawn in when you sit down and flip through the encyclopedia looking at the whimsical and playful photos and pointing out things that will not only delight young readers/learners, but also spark their curiosity and make them want to learn more." 14th September 2018--https: // "https: // "
"Children will love the illustrations, and this is a book that invites parents and children to sit together and explore the world... it is a book worth sharing..."--School Library Connection "School Library Connection, May/June 2018 "