The Book of Comparisons

Sizing up the world around you

Clive Gifford and illustrated by Paul Boston
AUD $27.99
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This exciting picture book for curious kids measures and compares a huge variety of different subjects. Absorbing and entertaining, you'll never look at the world in the same way again.

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!

Author bio:

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than 200 books for children and young adults. His titles published by Ivy Kids include The Human Body in 30 Seconds, Brain Twisters, and Eye Benders, winner of the 2014 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize.

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.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781782405580
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Ivy Press
Pub Date: September 2018
Page Extent: 96
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 7 - 10
Subject: Reference works (Children's / Teenage)