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The Story of Things
by Neal Layton and Corina Fletcher


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780340945322
  • ISBN-10: 034094532X
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 24
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-11
  • Dimensions: 10.05 x 11.06 x 0.51 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.52 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Exploration & Discovery
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-06-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Layton crafts a witty chronological chronicle of human ingenuity in this companion to The Story of Everything. Top-notch paper engineering blends seamlessly with Layton's scraggly ink-drawn characters and photo collage elements. The lives of early humans are transformed by fire and stone spears; pop-up panels show the rise and fall of four civilizations; and thought bubbles pop up over the heads of influential figures like Copernicus and da Vinci. Throughout, candid phrases convey historical milestones: "Then everyone got into electricity and petrol engines. And everything got bigger and faster." A masterful balance of humor, information, and interactive fun. Ages 5–7. (June)

 
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