BooklistBasher continues his series of science primers that are so entertaining, kids may read them for fun, beyond the classroom walls. . . .the authors blend a surprising wealth of facts into the chatty, humorous text, which is filled with analogies kids can relate to. A hot spot in the earth's mantle, for example, is "like a huge, angry pimple on Earth's face. . . . " the highly approachable language, animated cast of characters, awe-inspiring facts, and conservation messages make this an appealing starting point for students seeking basic earth-science information.
?Daniel Gilpin studied geology and zoology at university, and is a well-established author of non-fiction for children and adults, writing on a wide range of subjects.
Artist and designer Basher has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich colour palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy Manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty!
Without chemical reactions, bioligical life on earth would not be possible, and without an understanding of how chemistry works, humans would not have made any of the scientific... Read morePublished on 26 Dec. 2011 by Kamran Rahman
Although this book feels like it hasn't decided who to pitch it - images, very babyish, but text a bit older - I think this one works a little better. Read morePublished on 22 Dec. 2011 by Mr. Nadim Bakhshov
I bought this for my niece, a smart seven year old, and she ate it up. Great design and solid science. A really good primer for pre secondary school chemistry lessons.Published on 18 Aug. 2011 by S. Taylor
The kids loved this one! a pocket size books with info and facts on our world and its elements. Like most children they are facinated by Volcanoes or Tidal waves or any of the... Read morePublished on 22 July 2011 by Winslow Alan
The idea behind this is laudable; to make learning about how the earth works easier and more interesting by giving each feature or phenomena it's own character (think 'Mr. Read morePublished on 30 Jan. 2011 by Amazon Customer
Our family has found books in this series on Punctuation and Maths very useful and "Chemistry" is another great title in the series. Read morePublished on 20 Dec. 2010 by Mr. Ross Maynard
This book is small in size so its doesnt take up much space in your rucksack. They layout is clear and simple which makes it an ideal book for children. Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2010 by Free Spirit
I have two children presently at Key stage three at school in fact my eldest is in her final year and studying for those all important GCSE's. Read morePublished on 8 Dec. 2010 by foxcylady
This is ostensibly a book that aims to make chemistry colourful and exciting through the use of cute cartoon characters. Read morePublished on 15 Nov. 2010 by H. Playford