Welcome to FACTopia! A wonderland of crazily connected facts. Did you know that a squid has a brain shaped like a doughnut? Or that some butterflies drink turtle tears? Every Britannica-verified fact in the book is connected to the next in an ingenious trail of information. Hop from topic to topic in unexpected and hilarious ways, and discover extraordinary facts about space, bones, dinosaurs, goats, spiders, crocodiles, sharks, robots, Ancient Rome, kings and queens, pharaohs, and more. But there's not just one trail through these pages: sometimes your path branches and you can choose to jump to a totally different (but still connected) part of the book. Discover where your curiosity will take you! This wittily illustrated book is the perfect gift to inspire and delight curious kids.
Publisher: What on Earth Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 207 x 153 mm
"This coruscating cornucopia of extraordinary facts is truly a fun and fact-filled reading adventure."-- Pam Norfolk * Lancashire Evening Post *
"The bright orange cover is so appealing ... Inside, the bite-sized facts are easy to read and digest prompting thought and discussion long after the book has been closed. The illustrations are fun and dominate the page while the arrows between the facts prompt even the most reluctant reader to investigate further."-- Kate Heap * Scope for Imagination *
"There is more than one trail through the wealth of facts included so divergent thinkers can choose to follow their own path ... Andy Smith's 300+ illustrations are huge fun and add to the enjoyment of this collection of facts for curious children (and the occasional adult I suspect)."-- Jill Bennett * Red Reading Hub *
"There's something for everyone in this compelling and highly readable mini-encyclopedia. This brightly illustrated small hardback is an ideal resource for children to dip into."-- Tom Tolkien * The School Reading List *
"Choose your own path through a wonderland of amazing, exciting and sometimes downright silly facts in this brilliant new book."* The Week Junior Science + Nature *
"Pupils can choose their own path through this dazzling world of information ... In a world of misinformation, it's great to know that the 400 facts in this book have been verified by Encyclopaedia Britannica. With more than 300 witty illustrations and photos, and topics from space and dinosaurs to volcanoes and pharaohs covered, there should be something here for everyone."* Teach Primary Magazine *
"Books like the excellent FACTopia! by Kate Hale prove the printed word can still bring its A-game to the table ... There's a great balance of subject matter, combined with the slightly gross, creepy-crawly type information that children love so much."-- Robin Brooks * GeekDad *
"This is one epic, fact-filled book ... With a cover that pops, clear but enticing layouts, and a bucketful of facts, this is a must-have for curious individuals aged 7+."* Library Girl and Book Boy *
"Presented in such a unique way, this is not your normal book of facts. It covers plenty of subjects including space, bodies, robots and spiders but it finds connections and links them together so as you travel, you are never exactly sure what is coming on the next page."* My Shelves are Full *
'From the attention-grabbing orange cover to the final record-breaking endings, this book is a winner ... unlikely and interesting connections mean that the reader is continually surprised and never tires of the subject matter, as they might in a more conventional non-fiction text.'-- May Books of the Month 2021 * Books for Topics *
"A wonderful compendium of facts ... The book will surprise you and fascinate you. Fantastic fun for curious children aged 8+."-- Brenda Marshall * The English Association *
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This is a really great, fun book. Filled with 400 facts, you're guaranteed to learn something new every time you pick it up!
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