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A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy

This visually stunning miscellany from the effortlessly stylish print-maker James Brown is a collection of incredible facts and figures. 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 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 perfect for all the family to enjoy.

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This is Book 3 in the Walker Studio Series. See all Walker Studio books here.

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10th September '18
Bobbin read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
A World of Information 9781406370843
5 stars
This is a truly stunning book - beautiful to look at and to hold, and full of a whole host of interesting information about the world.

The book is formatted by two pages dedicated to a particular subject, with facts and small illustrations on one side accompanied by poster like graphics and short text on the other. Topics span the human skeleton, tides, how an orchestra is laid out and the Greek alphabet. All topics are fascinating and (as the title of the book suggests) informative. The 'bite size' pieces of information mean that this is a book that you can dip in and out of, one that will be great for school projects and can provide a springboard into finding out more about a particular topic. 

Upon giving this to my son, he immediately sat down and became immersed in reading it. And again at bedtime we have read more together, and it had been a book that both my children (aged 10 and 6) and myself (aged Slightly Older) have all enjoyed.

This is a beautiful and amazing book and one that I would recommend for any curious chidc (or adult!).
22nd November '16
I read it myself (an adult) , to Anastasija aged 10 aged 10 & to Sofija aged 8 aged 8
A World of Information 9781406370843
5 stars
This is an absolutely gorgeous book, whether you are looking for an interesting book of information which is as interesting for an adult as a child. This book is an oversized book - larger than A4, but slightly shy of A3. The quality of the whole book is exceptional - from the quality of the paper, to the design layout, to the content of the book. This book has entranced all of our family - both of my daughters, my friends, family and myself!

Each double page has been printed in one colour, black and cream to striking effect and it looks like a modern reprint of an old-fashioned book with its unusual, bold style - like something my grandparents might have had. Each double page covers one topic and these range from cloud formations to the Greek Alphabet, from the anatomy of a bicycle to musical notation or the periodic table to semaphore and morse code. Some are simpler for anyone to access, such as the layout of an orchestra, but others, like the Golden ratio might prove a little challenging for younger readers, but again, this is one of the things that makes this book an absolute gem - in that there is something for everyone and even if you think that you understand something fully, there are still more bits and pieces that you will learn.

This would make a beautiful gift for Christmas or a birthday. It's an educational book but it is captivating and my daughters keep sharing new facts with each other and testing one another's knowledge.
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About Richard Platt

Richard Platt is the author of Pirate Diary, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Silver Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Award for Best Factual Book, and Castle Diary, which was Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award. He has written over 70 books and has appeared widely on TV and radio, talking abo...

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About James Brown

James Brown Biography
James is a writer and illustrator for children's books including two fiction series: Elspeth Hart by Sarah Forbes (Stripes) and Tally & Squill by Abie Longstaff (Little,Brown), and the author o...

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