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The Story of Everything [Hardcover]

Neal Layton
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19 Oct 2006
This pop-up book is literally larger than life! Neal's unique perspective on the beginnings of the world, the Big Bang theory and Evolution presents LIFE in a format accessible to even the very young - a perfect gift book for all. With pops, flaps and tabs.

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  • Hardcover: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (19 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340881712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340881712
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 297,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's fabulous. (The Scotsman)

The drawings are wild and anarchic and the subjects really benefit from the pop-up approach. (The Mail on Sunday)

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An ingenious novelty book about evolution by the Smarties award-winner Neal Layton.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
An excellent book for 4 - 10 year olds, girls and boys. It helps to answer their difficult questions about how the world started and what happened to the dinosaurs and it stimulates them to ask more questions. It gives you the opportunity to explain that humans and dinosaurs didn't live at the same time. My children keep coming back to it time and again and it always leads to more discussion and questions.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic pop-ups 13 Jan 2007
Science with buckets of fun, every household and classroom should have one. It is literally the story of everything ('told in 11 double page spreads'), from the explosive and colourful pop-up of the big bang, (which manages to expand beyond the size of the book). Through to the formation of the solar-system and the evolution of life of Earth. Neal Layton's illustrations are wild and wooly, the sort that children would draw themselves, with a hint of the cut outs and collages of Terry Gillian. All the pop-ups are different and work appropriately to the subject matter they illustrate. Icthyostegas climbs out of an ancient sea and gains legs. Lift the flaps on the mammals family tree to find out what creatures they evolve into. There is an extended time line of houses, from mud huts to blocks of flats at the back. A great book that appeals well to all readers, especially boys that need extra encouragement to pick up a book. They love the interactive quality of the book and its touchy-feely (kineathetic) approach (my copy has been read to death by all the boys in my class). Despite its obvious fun layout, it is an information book, full of the facts and 'stuff' that boys like to soak up. Charles Darwin gets a good mention, as do his ideas - so might make a good child friendly book to use as a starting point for finding out more about this famous scientist. Excellent value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 16 Dec 2010
My children adore this. I want to give it to every child for Xmas - I suggest it is suitable for 4 - 10 year olds! Lots of pop up and moving features makes it really fun to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 31 Oct 2010
By Ali
This book is really good. Amusing for adults; informative and entertaining for kids. It will test your pronunciation skills!
Bought it for our 4 year old daughter and have read it many times at bedtime already.
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