By Hale, KateIllustrated by Smith, AndyBy Group, Britannica
Did you know that scientists can tell how old a whale is from its earwax? Or that sharks existed before trees? Welcome to FACTopia, a world of perfectly amazing facts, all of which are verified by Encyclopaedia Britannica! Every fact in the book is connected to the next in an ing...enious trail of information. Hop from topic to topic in unexpected and hilarious ways, and discover extraordinary facts about fungus, dreams, dogs, tyrannosaurs, planets, diamonds, bumblebees, robots, jellyfish, Egyptian mummies, 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 series makes the perfect gift to inspire and delight curious kids.Read more
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Kate Hale is a writer, editor and professional fun fact finder. A former executive editor for National Geographic Kids' Books, she's edited or written about everything from dog communication to wacky roadside attractions, biographies of inspiring scientists to profiles of the cutest animals on Earth. Kate also co-created and hosted the award-winning kids radio program The Weird But True Show! on SiriusXM, which covers weird but totally true facts about the human body, animals, space and everything in between. When she's not hunting for new facts, Kate enjoys gardening, playing video games, and planning road trips to national parks. She currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A. with her husband and rescue dog. Andy Smith is an award-winning illustrator, and studied illustration at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, London. His work combines illustration and typography to create images that have humour, energy and optimism executed with a handmade, hand-printed, tactile feel. When not working, Andy can be found in the studio screen printing books and posters. He lives by the sea in Hastings, East Sussex, UK.
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