26th August '16
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.