Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | December 2016 Fascintating Facts Book of the Month A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy. Do you know how many bones there are in the human body or how clouds form? Or about different types of knots or how Morse code works?
Each illustration by James Brown is both beautiful and enlightening, and is accompanied by an engaging fact-filled explanation by celebrated author Richard Platt. Covering more than 30 diverse and fascinating topics, there is a world of information at your fingertips in this book which is a real delight to browse through.
This visually stunning miscellany from the effortlessly stylish print-maker James Brown is a collection of incredible facts and figures.
Super-stylish miscellany of facts and figures in a large-format hardback. Topics include the Periodic Table, tides, clouds and the Fibonacci sequence. The Bookseller
|Publication date:||3rd November 2016|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fascinating Facts, General Knowledge / Trivia|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
As an artistI've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend ...More About Richard Platt
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