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Minna Lacey has been writing books for Usborne since 2004, about all kinds of topics - from machines and nature to Christopher Columbus and the Olympics. Born in London, Minna worked as a journalist in Bogota, Colombia, and New York before returning to London to write. She loves reading, drawing, photography, ping pong and Salsa dancing and has two children called Finn and Poppy.
This is the perfect book for kids who go bonkers over big machines - well in that case it's virtually all boys, and their dads of course! It features some of the world's biggest machines found on building sites, farms, airports and dockyards including one of the biggest machines ever, the bucket-wheel excavator used in mining. For the biggest of machines, it includes two giant foldout pages.
Children can explore the jungles of the world and meet the plants, animals and insects that live there in this colourful lift-the-flap book. Peep under the flaps to discover iguanas warming themselves in the sun in the Amazon, orangutans swinging through the trees in Borneo, forest buffaloes crossing a river in West Africa, and fruit bats flitting over the treetops in South East Asia. With over 80 flaps to lift, this is an exciting introduction to rainforests and rainforest wildlife.
Look through the trees, see under leaves and discover what's lurking behind the bushes in this beautifully illustrated flap-book. Young readers will enjoy opening the flaps to discover hidden animals and amazing facts. Look out for birds, squirrels, foxes and bears and find out how trees and woods help make our planet a better place to live.
Wherever you are in the world, this journal will inspire you and spark your imagination. There are themed pages with pictures, words and curious facts, and lots of blank space for making notes, sticking in mementoes, keeping a diary, planning things to do or just doodling. With beautiful illustrations and links to websites for more inspiration.
Discover the magical world of nature in this information book for young children, with over 80 flaps to lift. There are woods, rivers and ponds to explore, and animals to discover under the ground, hiding in trees and rustling in the bushes. There's information on how plants grow, habitats and nature spotting and links to websites to find out more.
A tear-out book with 100 colourful, insect-themed sheets to fold into buzzing bees, darting dragonflies, fluttering moths and scuttling beetles. Includes detailed folding instructions for the four different designs, plus tips on folding, launching your paper glider and looking after your flock of paper bugs.
From the great white shark to the mighty blue whale, children will love discovering the biggest creatures under the sea (and some of the littlest too). Each page is packed with huge, brightly coloured illustrations and fascinating facts. Extra long fold-out pages show some of the biggest, fastest and longest underwater creatures of all.
Huge fold-out pages show some of the biggest and most powerful machines ever made, from giant excavators and monster trucks to enormous ships. Children can discover how many people the biggest passenger plane can carry, facts about giant tractors and how fast the fastest train can go. Includes links to video clips to watch big machines at work.
The beautiful pictures in this book are full of wildlife to look out for when you're outdoors. There are birds, butterflies and plants to spot by a river, in the fields or on a city ramble, and pages on the seasons and creatures to look out for after dark. Children will love browsing the pictures at home - then spotting the wildlife outside.
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