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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens (5 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408808242
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408808245
  • Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 1.9 x 20.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 367,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for The Comic Strip History of the World:

'This book is undoubtedly the most original book about history you will ever read . . . A truly entertaining way to discover what gruesome deeds our ancestors got up to' (Anorak Magazine)

'It is all very enjoyable, and would be lapped up by anyone over eight' (Spectator)

Praise for The Comic Strip History of Space:

'Sally Kindberg's illustrations are great, with their bold style and gentle jokes dotted around . . . It should have a place on every child's bookshelf' (The Bookbag)

'This book is certain to be a hit! . . . an accurate, fascinating, quirky insight into the mysteries of space. Information is accessible summarising key theories and events with intelligently written text and great comic-strip illustration. It is eye-catching, unusual and hilarious' (School Librarian)

Praise for The Comic Strip Big Fat Book of Knowledge:

This book is absolutely crammed full of fascinating facts, interesting trivia and stories about the world we live in. Even if you find history boring, you will love this book!

(Primary Times)

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Combines the Comic Strip History of the World, History of Space, and Greatest Greek Myths in one fantastic volume - an amazing collection of facts and stories which will occupy hungry minds for hours . . . the perfect gift

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The Comic Strip: Big Fat Book of Knowledge is a fun informative book which will tell you all about the history of the world and the history of space, and the best Greek myths too. It is very accessible - the facts are presented in a comic book style with lots of witty asides to make you chuckle.

I decided to read the History of Space section of this book. Having done a fair amount of space research for my WIP, I am confident about stating that the facts are up to date with current theory. For example, the author does not simply attribute the beginning of the universe to the Big Bang; she considers other possibilities and details them - e.g. the Big Bounce.

There is a huge breadth of knowledge in the Space section - it covers everything from Ancient Civilisations' interpretations of the stars to the history of the telescope and even particle physics. (In my mind, it doesn't come any cooler). This book takes really complex scientific ideas and transforms them into bite size, witty chunks which are easy to understand. Want to know how the sun was formed? The name of the first dog to orbit the Earth? What will happen to the universe in the future? The answers are here for you to find. The best thing about this book is that when scientific theory hasn't solved something yet - like what dark energy is - the author tells us this. Science is a process. Hopefully a bidding scientist will read this book and then go on to discover something brilliant about space or write a theory of Everything which Einstein never managed to do. When you read this, you realise how many different people have looked at an aspect of space and wondered about it enough to try to understand how it works. It's pretty inspirational.
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By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Aug. 2011
Format: Paperback
I love a book that brings knowledge across to the younger reader in a fun, interesting and memorable way, which is what this title by Tracey and Sally does. It covers a lot of different area's and every reader will find something to interest them throughout the book. It's clever, it's witty and the humour within helps make the dates and facts memorable for all who read it. All in this is a fun book and one that could be a sneaky way to help get certain things through to the younger reader to help them in school.
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The Little Big Book of Knowledge That's Actually Fun 21 Oct. 2012
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This is a book that I might not have bought if I hadn't picked it up it in a brick-and mortar bookstore -- online, you don't really get the sense of the charming, whimsically illustrated retellings of historical events, a backpacker's tour of the universe, and much more. This sturdy, chunky book captured the attention of my 11 year old boy, who's more captivated by nonfiction than his brother.

Some books that attempt to be about ALL THE THINGS are actually disappointingly light -- lots of big pictures and few pages, and text that could fit on a single flap of a cereal box. This book really is jam-packed with all sorts of things you'd expect a kid to learn in school (but don't, as many parents learn to their chagrin), presented in a way that makes it fun to read and talk about.
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