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Look Inside How Computers Work

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Just what goes on behind the screen, beneath the keyboard and inside the electronic 'brain' of a computer? This colourful book has 70 flaps to lift to uncover what happens when a computer is switched on, how coding works and the story of the first computers. A fun and informative introduction to a key UK curriculum topic.

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22nd September '16
I read it to Leobarney aged 5 aged 5
Look Inside How Computers Work 9781409599043
5 stars
Lovely Usbourne quality. 
My 5, going on 6 year old is really into computers, both gaming and coding. Having a book that explains what is going on inside computers was very interesting to him. We love the little snippets of information under each flap, which in turn has lead to further questions and deeper learning. Even I have learned a fair amount - very interesting! 
26th August '16
I read it to Lego boy aged 7 aged 7 & to Train boy aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Our family big fans of the Usborne Lift the Flaps books and both of my son's have been really interested in this book. 
My 4 year old wrestles it off his brother and really enjoys opening the lift flaps. I didn't think he would absorb much of the detail about computers until he walked into the kitchen the other day and proceeded to tell me about the computer that was inside the washing machine - so this book is interactive AND it works to educate your child.
The illustrations are engaging, and while some of the information can be complex - it's described in a way that is easy to understand - drawing parallels between an app being a bit like a recipe - in that you have to mix the right amounts of graphics, messages and keys processed and mix them all together.
My son's are still exploring this book and they have been interested in it for a few weeks now. It is organised in sections, which is great because you can tackle different topics like the World Wide Web, Wireless, supercomputers etc in bitesize chunks.  I think it would be good for ages 4 to 11.
As the volunteer librarian for our primary school, this is a book that I will buy for the library as it is a valuable resource for presenting easily understandable information about how computers are built and how they work. Recommended.
3rd September '16
Iowmatilda read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Look Inside How Computers Work 9781409599043
5 stars
A great engaging book that has kept my daughters attention and has allowed her to absorb the interesting facts. The usborne lift the flap fact books are excellent and this one will not disappoint 
27th August '16
MicahW read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Look Inside How Computers Work 9781409599043
5 stars
I have a few Usborne information books and lift the flap ones, which I really enjoy so I was looking forward to reading this. I enjoy information books and I have an interest in computers, so this got  a big thumbs up from me. The lift the flaps and pictures made the book more fun. I liked the size of the book, as its quite small as most information books are big. I learnt lots of new things about computers that I didn't know, and it was written in a way that was easy to understand. It is colourful and detailed and I got through it quickly, as I wanted to keep reading it. I would definitely recommend it. 
20th September '16
Maximus1 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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4 stars
A lovely book - my son loved all the tabs and flaps. Usual Usborne quality. 
Interesting read 
Negatives - it is quite expensive and the tabs would probably get easily torn especially if it was used in schools 
9th September '16
I read it to Dragonmaster aged 6 aged 6 & to Kerfuffle aged 3 aged 3
Look Inside How Computers Work 9781409599043
4 stars
We are big fans of the usborne see inside books and this one was no exception! An easy to read book with bright colourful illustrations and lots of interesting facts. A great introduction to concepts such as coding and good for helping children understand more about where computers started to be developed. I think I learnt a few things too! My 3 year old also enjoys looking at the pictures and lifting the flaps. 
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