Fun With Ponies

Debby Sly

276mm x 216mm / 128 pages / Paperback / 300 full-colour illustrations / 35,000 words

Rights sold: UK

Fun with ponies

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Debby Sly firmly believes that building confidence and having fun are the surest ways to improve your riding skills and Fun with Ponies is quite simply the most original, practical and enjoyable guide to riding and pony care available. Its pages are packed with fun ideas, including novelty plaiting techniques and hot grooming tips to pamper your pony and make him the star of any show. Great ideas for pony parties and games are illustrated with specially commissioned photography, including step-by-step sequences. Debby Sly’s lively personality and fun approach to pony care shines through in a book that is sure to have all young pony owners clamouring for their own copies.

 

A Guide To Horse Riding

Jo Weeks

276mm x 216mm / 128 pages / Hardback / 200 full-colour illustrations / 35,000 words

Rights sold: UK

 

Guide To Horse Riding

 

Guide to Riding

An inspirational book that shows just how much fun riding is and helps demystify horsey terminology. Straightforward riding techniques for all ages: how to get on and off a horse, how to do walk, trot and canter, and how to progress beyond the basics. All the necessary skills are covered clearly and simply to create a solid learning aid. Packed with information and advice on additional skills, equipment, ‘off-the-horse’ help, and general horse know-how.

 

Essential Sailing Destinations

The World’s Most Spectacular Cruising Areas

Foreword Sir Robin Knox-Johnston / Hardback / 320 pages / ISBN 978-0-7495-5863-5

Produced by Studio Cactus for AA Publishing.
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Essential Sailing Destinations brings together some of the most talented sailors, editors and travel writers to share their knowledge, practical advice and favorite sailing destinations from around the world.


Encyclopedia of Horses

The Comprehensive Guide to over 200 Breeds

Author Debby Sly / Flexibound / 384 pages / ISBN 978-1407524443

Produced by Studio Cactus for Parragon.
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A comprehensive overview of the history and nature of the horse, an accessible guide to all aspects of horse care and an in-depth coverage of all the main horse breeds.


Become a Human Body Explorer

Travel on an Incredible Tour of your Body!

Author Paul Dawson / Hardback / 96 pages / ISBN 0 7513 6249 2

Produced by Studio Cactus for Dorling Kindersley.

 

Design / Editorial / Commissioned illustrations / Photography (including casting and props) / Index

Working on Human Body was a chance for us to art direct a great photography team (led by photographer Andy Crawford), and some lively children. Lots of fun! A variety of illustration styles were used to deal with the different aspects of biology, encompassing existing artworks from previous DK titles. We then commissioned the Seemore digital artwork with the brilliant team at Alternative view Studios to tie in with the DK CD ROM Become a Human Body Explorer, and we all came out of this project a little more informed about our human biology.


Complete Horse Riding Manual

Author William Micklem / Hardback / 400 pages / ISBN 0 7513 6444 4

Produced by Studio Cactus for Dorling Kindersley.

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From getting started to advanced competition, this is an essential reference for horse riders of all ages and expertise. We undertook the entire process from concept to final disk. We organized and art directed specially commissioned photographic sequences, shot in the UK, the States, and William’s home country of Ireland, to explain key techniques with outstanding clarity and ensure a truly international feel.


The Whartons’ Back Book

End Back Pain with this Simple Revolutionary Programme

Authors Jim & Phil Wharton with Bev Browning / Paperback / 288 pages / ISBN 1-4050-3285-5


Produced by Studio Cactus for Rodale.

 

Design / Editorial / Commissioned photography / Index

We took this successful black and white back-list title – a revolutionary stretching and strengthening programme to prevent, identify and treat back pain – and gave it a new lease of life as a full-colour co-edition book with a fresh new style, newly commissioned step-by-step photography, and a thorough text revision.


Dr Shapiro’s Picture Perfect Weight Loss

The Visual Programme for Permanent Weight Loss

Author Dr Shapiro / Paperback / 176 pages / ISBN 1-4050-3335-5

Produced by Studio Cactus for Rodale.

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We created the British edition of the US million-copy best seller – a diet book, not about ‘dieting’ but a visually effective and wonderfully simple technique that empowers you to make intelligent choices whenever you eat. Working closely with Dr Shapiro, we commissioned a home economist, dietician and food photographer, and gave this title a whole new look for the co-edition market.


Dinosaur Hunter

Children’s Magazine Partwork


Produced by Studio Cactus for Hachette.
Design / Editorial / Picture research / Commissioned illustrations

Working with a team of hugely talented writers, illustrators, and photographers Studio Cactus produced this top-class partwork. Our entertaining and innovative design and lively, fact-filled text makes learning fun.


Encyclopedia of Dogs

The Comprehensive Guide to over 350 Breeds

Author David Alderton / Flexibound / 384 pages / ISBN 978-1407524382

Produced by Studio Cactus for Parragon.

 

Design / Editorial / Picture research / Commissioned illustrations / Index

A comprehensive overview of the history and nature of the dog, an accessible guide to all aspects of dog care and an in-depth coverage of all the main dog breeds.