How We Make Stuff
Written by Christiane Dorian
Illustrated by Beverley Yong
Part of the How the Series
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Winner of The English Association 2013 Prize (Non-Fiction 7-11)
Do you ever wonder where your clothes come from? Or how we make chocolate? This interactive guide is filled with pop ups, pull-tabs and booklets to explain exactly how we make stuff! This is the third title in the award-winning How it Works series and the first title in the series, How The World Works, won the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.
How We Make Stuff by Christiane Dorian
Where do our clothes come from? What's the link between gorillas and mobile phones? Does chocolate grow on trees? Answering these questions and many more, How We Make Stuff is an engaging exploration of the way we use Earth's natural resources. Featuring pop-ups, pull-tabs and booklets, it is an interactive extravaganza!
How We Make Stuff by Christiane Dorion | Book Review.
How We Make Stuff is an engaging and educational exploration of how we design, produce and dispose of everyday products such as t-shirts, mobile phones and burgers. What are rubber ducks really made of? Where do burgers come from? Does chocolate really grow on trees? How do we turn trees into paper? What's the link between gorillas and mobile phones? If you are a parent, your child often bombards you with the most fascinating questions -- questions that probably make you stop and think, too. In How We Make Stuff, writer Christiane Dorion provides some answers to some of the burning questions of childhood -- at least a few of which remained unanswered from her own youth. This large, highly interactive book uses colourful diagrammes and flowcharts, along with a variety of fun booklets, flaps, tabs and pop-ups that describe how we design, produce and dispose of everyday products such as clothing, mobile phones and several common food items. It also explains the history and environmental impacts of human technology. Each section or chapter is a 2-page spread filled with charming and quirky paintings by artist Beverley Young, who illustrated the other two books in this award-winning How it works series. At the beginning of this book, a group of factories pop up, showing how our inventions have changed how a variety of everyday items are made. Later in the book, another section points to the curious juxtaposition between single-use disposable products that are made from materials that will last forever -- unless we develop methods for recycling or reusing these items. Along those lines, one of the flaps is a refrigerator door that can be opened to show the six types of plastic containers we use, and next to that is a pull-tab showing what happens to plastics that are not recycled. The Guardian
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1st August 2012
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