A World of Discovery by Richard Platt – Book Review

A World of Discovery by Richard Platt – Book Review

A World of Discovery by Richard Platt

A World of Discovery

Author – Richard Platt
Illustrator – James Brown
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 64
Released – 1st November 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1406381269
Format – hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
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A stunning collection of the world’s most important discoveries for all the family to enjoy.

In the stylish miscellany, print-maker James Brown travels through the past and present, showing the amazing breakthroughs in science and technology that have changed our lives for ever.

Discover fascinating facts and figures about space travel, the human body, time, the computer and much more with Brown’s bold, bright colours and beautiful contemporary designs. Each illustration is presented alongside an engaging fact-filled explanation by celebrated author Richard Platt.

Covering more than 30 diverse and fascinating topics, this is the perfect book for the whole family to enjoy.

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What does paper, radio, high-rise buildings and antibiotics all have in common? Well, not a lot really except you can learn all about these subjects and twenty-six more in this big book about discovering the world.

The book is large at 38cms tall, but it is full of interesting facts about lots of random subjects. For example, do you know when the wheel was invented and what different types of wheels there are? How about how a pendulum clock works? or, what it takes to get a jet engine up in the sky? These are just a few of the things you could learn by reading this book.

All the factual information has been written in an easy to read and understand manner and with added illustrations too. This book makes learning fun.

Each double page hosts a different topic and I found them all very intriguing and completely fascinating, so did my teenage sons too. This is a book that is very versatile and educational. I can see not only children reading and enjoying it but plenty of adults will be engrossed too.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

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 about his children’s writing. He lives in Kent.

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