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The Everyday Journeys of Ordinary Things : From Phones to Food and From Paper to Poop... The Ways the World Works - Libby Deutsch

The Everyday Journeys of Ordinary Things

From Phones to Food and From Paper to Poop... The Ways the World Works

By: Libby Deutsch, Valpuri Karinen (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 4th March 2019
ISBN: 9781782406358
Number Of Pages: 48
For Ages: 8+ years old

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Visually arresting, informative and accessible, this is the book for every child who ever wondered, 'How?'

Young children are full of questions about how the world works; the processes and machinations behind the scenes. Why does a light come on when you flick a switch? How can cheese from the supermarket have come out of a cow? What happens when you send a text? Where does your poo go when you flush?(!)

All very good questions, and all explained - along with many more - in The Everyday Journey of Ordinary Things. With graphic, flowing illustrations and clear, colloquial chunks of text, each process is explained from its early beginnings to a satisfying conclusion. Alongside physical processes, readers are also introduced to the journeys of more abstract concepts such as information and money, as well as ecologically important processes including recycling and the water cycle.

About the Author

Libby Deutsch lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons. She has worked in children's publishing as both a copywriter and an editor and now writes full time. She is a children’s author and editor who has published over fifty books for children.

About the Illustrator

Valpuri Karinen is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art. She currently lives in Finland and creates artwork for children’s books, school textbooks, and editorial commissions. Valpuri's style is bright, playful and colorful. She loves developing curious characters based on both her real life and her imagination.

Industry Reviews

"What an incredible book! This book will, without a doubt, fuel the inquisitive minds of many, young and old alike." * Reading Zone *
"A fascinating book, well-presented and packed with interesting information to help children make sense of the world around them." * Parents in Touch *
"This book will enlighten and delight." * Coombe Mill *
"A brilliantly presented smorgasbord of amazing journeys by things we pretty much take for granted..." * Read It, Daddy! *
"Masses of information presented in a fun and engaging way which will inspire and promote conversations." * Parenting Without Tears *
"A colourful non-fiction text charting the intriguing journeys that everyday objects make before they reach us." * Books for Topics *

ISBN: 9781782406358
ISBN-10: 1782406352
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 4th March 2019
Publisher: The Ivy Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 25.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.7

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