The Book of Comparisons

Sizing up the world around you

The Book of Comparisons
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Format: Hardback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405580
Publisher: Ivy Kids
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Description

**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
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"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 author

Clive Gifford has travelled to more than 70 countries, climbed rocket launch towers, ridden on robots and flown gliders. He's had more than 200 books published and received nominations for or won Royal Society, School Library Association, Smithsonian and TES awards. He won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts 2019 for his title The Colours of History (QED). Clive lives in Manchester, UK. 

Paul Boston studied illustration and design at Brighton University, and is inspired by 1950s children’s books, antique maps and diagrams, 17th Century engravings, Gothic art and Japanese prints. Paul’s charming depictions of people and places have been commissioned for global advertising campaigns, publishing projects and editorial commissions. 

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405580
Illustrations: Full colour througout
Size: 9.843 in x 11.693 in / 250 mm x 297 mm
Published:

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