How do you sum up a whole country in just 100 words? This striking book takes on the challenge! From amendment to Vegas, each of the carefully chosen 100 words has its own 100-word-long description and beautiful illustration, providing a potted insight of what the USA means to people today: its roots, its values, its culture and customs. Basically, everything you need to know in a nut shell. Along with some expected words, such as liberty and constitution, you'll also find less predictable words that will give you a fresh perspective. With speech, learn about the right to freedom of speech enshrined in the First Amendment. Through Rosa, learn about the civil rights movement and the African American woman who became one its icons by refusing to give up her bus seat. With words like hamburger, Manhattan, blues, freedom, Hollywood, immigrant, protest, superhero, Moon, Texas and Washington, gain perspective on the many facets of American culture. Finally, you'll be asked, 'If you were to choose the 100 words, which would you pick?'
Get ready for the journey of a lifetime... up in the sky! Bird's Eye View: The Natural World takes you on an amazing, fact-filled aerial journey around the world with stunning views of its landscapes, and the animals and plants that live in them. Three of the twelve soaring panoramas fold out on each side to create fabulous double-wide vistas. Discover the incredible natural world as you float over: The Florida Everglades Tropical South America Coral islands in the Pacific Ocean Uluru rock in Australia China's magical Guilin Hills The Central Asian steppe The Himalayas The African Serengeti A Welsh river Northern Scandinavia Sea cliffs of the Irish coast French countryside Each gorgeous spread introduces a new region from above, with text describing its key geological features and inhabitants. Along the bottom of the page, illustrations identify a selection of the location's animals and plants, and a globe pinpoints where it is on the map. Included in the scenes is evidence of the damage that humans can do, like oil pollution in the Arctic ocean and deforestation in the Amazon. Join the great white egret as you fly over the Everglades and the whooper swans as you soar over the Arctic. Spot the gray reef sharks swimming the lagoon of a coral atoll, the red kangaroos bounding across the Australian desert, the herds of wildebeest migrating across the Serengeti and the snow leopard prowling the foothills of the Himalayas. Look at the world differently, with a bird's eye view.
The Leafies need your help! Explore their jungle world and help them put on a birthday party for the king. Navigate through the temple ruins and watch out for the giant orangutan, solving maths problems and collecting objects along the way. This bright and busy mapping series provides a fun first look at co-ordinates and map skills. Maths activities combined with an exciting mission make an entertaining and educational jungle adventure.
The Gnomes need your help! Explore their underground world and help them rescue their gold from a fire-breathing dragon. Navigate through the dinosaur pit and watch out for the giant anteater, solving maths problems and collecting objects along the way. This bright and busy mapping book provides a fun first look at co-ordinates and map skills. Maths activities combined with an exciting mission make an entertaining and educational underground adventure.
The Merps need your help! Explore their underwater world and help them finish building the castle. Navigate through the spooky shipwreck and watch out for the giant octopus, solving maths problems and collecting objects along the way. This bright and busy mapping book provides a fun first look at co-ordinates and map skills. Maths activities combined with an exciting mission make an entertaining and educational underwater adventure.
Choose your mode of transport and set off on an adventure that will take you all the way across space! Can you navigate huge roundabouts with sleeping aliens, or cross planets guarded by scary space creatures? Negotiate pesky road obstructions by solving the maths problems correctly, pick up hidden objects, collect bonus points, and use your mapping skills to zoom backwards and forwards through the book. This brilliant mapping series provides a fun first look at co-ordinates and how to navigate your way around a map. Maths activities combined with an exciting mission and colourful fantasy settings make an entertaining and educational space adventure for young mathematicians
**SAINSBURY'S CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2018 WINNER - LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY** A lavishly illustrated, 90-page compendium of the sort of jaw-dropping statistics which children love to outdo each other. - Daily Telegraph Did you know that you can fit two football teams on the tongue of a blue whale? Did you know that the Samoan moss spider is as small as a grain of salt? Find out about these - and lots, lots more amazing information - in The Book of Comparisons. Perfect for fact fans! - The Week Junior The Book of Comparisons is so compelling. Gifford finds some brilliant stats to compare and in the process simplifies science. - How it Works magazine This lovely book, with great illustrations by Paul Boston, is packed full of the sort of facts children love. The large pages are stuffed with extraordinary details, comparing everything from animals, to space to machines. Aimed at 7+, this seems like a book that could last for years, as it is so full of interesting little tit bits. - Reading Zone The Book of Comparisons is a crazy good fact nugget tomb! - WRD Magazine Definitely a book to dip in and out of, with lots of engrossing information to captivate young and old. The facts are astonishing. - Parents in Touch Did you know that a cheetah and a Porsche can both accelerate from 0 to 70 mph/112 kph in just three seconds? That the moon is only slightly narrower than the width of Australia? That the tallest tree in the world, the giant sequoia, is the same height as a 26-story building? Or that length of a blue whale is the same as 19 humans swimming one behind the other? This exciting picture book for curious kids measures and compares a huge variety of different subjects: the strongest animals, the biggest poopers and eaters, the amount of water in the oceans, the most deadly creatures and disasters, extreme journeys, altitudes and depths, the power of natural forces, dimensions of manmade structures, speeds of the fastest vehicles, and the capabilities of super machines. Absorbing, entertaining, and surprising, you'll never look at the world in the same way again once you've read this book!
The Merps need your help! Explore their underwater world and help them finish building the castle. Navigate through the spooky shipwreck and watch out for the giant octopus, solving maths problems and collecting objects along the way. This bright and busy mapping book provides a fun first look at co-ordinates and map skills. Maths activities are combined with an exciting mission, making for an entertaining and educational adventure.
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