Everyday Journeys of Ordinary Things (Hardcover)
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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 poop 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. Visually arresting, informative and accessible, this is the book for every child who ever wondered, "How?"
"If you’re curious on anything from how paper is made to how a phone call works, this is your book!"
-- Oh, the Books We Love!
"This book is truly a wealth of knowledge. ... The style of explanation and the journey mapping showcased on each page is just fantastic."
-- Our World of Words
"This is such a neat book! Curious how things go from A to B? ... Each two page spread teaches about the journey of something from everyday life, from jeans, to recycled glass, the movement of money. The illustrations and format of this book make it accessible to a variety of readers. We can’t wait to share this one with our students this year."
"'Every day we are surrounded by ordinary objects and services that have been on the most extraordinary journeys to reach us,' and this child-friendly oversize book describes some of these journeys through step-by-step diagrams with illustrations and brief text. Red arrows direct the reader in following numbered steps that meander across each double-page spread..."
-- Literacy Daily