The Story of Things by Neal Layton


The Story of Things by Neal Layton

Starting with early humans who have no things, through to farming, civilizations, inventions, steam, electricity, computers, and the world we live in now, Neal Layton explores ideas, inventions and discoveries. In his usual quirky style and energetic illustrations, Neal Layton tells this story in an accessible way for the very young. Is is a most original and inventive book!


Reviews for Story of Everything: It's fabulous. The Scotsman The drawings are wild and anarchic and the subjects really benefit from the pop-up approach. The Mail on Sunday various A witty chronological chronicle of human ingenuity... a masterful balance of humour, information, and interactive fun. Publisher's Weekly May get children inventing some gizmos of their own. Kirkus

About the Author

Neal Layton
Neal was born in Chichester in 1971. He wanted to be an astronomer, but then decided that he would become an artist instead. So in 1990 he took a Foundation course in Art and Design at Northbrook College of Art and Design, he then went on to do a BA in Graphic Design at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Neal graduated with special commendations for his course work and final project. In 1995 he studied for an Illustration MA at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, where he gained a Distinction. He has illustrated a number of books for Bloomsbury: Wicked Poems, Howler, Zartog’s Remote, Nothing Scares Us, Rover and The Photo, of which he is also the author.

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22 pages


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Publication date

1st October 2009



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