The Great Book of Nature
Children's television series
Created byOrlando Corradi
Music byJohn Sposito
Country of originItaly
North Korea
Original languagesEnglish
No. of episodes54
ProducerOrlando Corradi
Running time26 minutes
Production companyMondo TV
Original release
NetworkRai 2
ReleaseJune 7, 1999 (1999-06-07) –
August 25, 2000 (2000-08-25)

The Great Book of Nature (Italian: Il Grande Libro della Natura) is an animated children's television series produced by Mondo TV and SEK Studio in 1999. It is composed of non-sequential episodes hosted by a bear, this series features various kind of creatures, such as fish, insects and birds, while depicting their different habitats - whether sea, land or sky. At the end of each episode, the audience is treated to instructive sets of questions and answers that teach young viewers about a given creature's various kind of behaviours.[1] There are 54 different episode of it of different stories.[2] Before being compiled into a television series, the animated shorts were likely used as theatrical propaganda cartoons in North Korea.

This show was telecast in India in Just Kids! on Sahara TV, and in Arab world on Spacetoon, and in Poland on TVP3 to summer-autumn (July–October) 2000 and winter-spring (January–April) 2001 and also in Russia on TRC Petersburg (St-Petersburg, 3ch VHF1) to winter-spring (or February–March for Sure) 2004 and Moscow channel "Stolica" (VHF3) to winter (December–January) 2004-2005.

This show was shown in various countries in different languages after Mondo TV went public.[3]



  1. ^ "Mondo TV S.P.A - Library The Great Book Of Nature". Mondo TV Italy 1999. Archived from the original on 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  2. ^ "The Great Book Of Nature". Mondo TV Youtube.
  3. ^ "Italy's Mondo TV Goes Public". AWN News. 16 June 2000. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015.