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Britannica First Big Book of Why

By Stephanie Drimmer, Sally Symes
Illustrated by Kate Slater

A stunningly illustrated question and answer book from Britannica, with answers to more than 130 questions that kids really want to know.

In this huge, authoritative and lavishly illustrated question and answer book from Britannica, you'll find the answers to all those questions curious kids want to know. Why do elephants have long trunks? Why are clouds different shapes? Why does popcorn pop? Why does your tummy rumble? Why do we flush the toilet? This magnificent book features chapters on Space, the Body, Pets, Wild Animals, Bugs, Food and Machines, and also includes some of the mysteries which experts are still trying to solve! With stunning photography and gorgeous original illustrations by Kate Slater, this is the ultimate gift for kids who want to know WHY.

  • Britannica offers authoritative, clear and fascinating answers to more than 100 questions that span space, earth, wild animals, pets, bugs, machines, the body and food.
  • A huge and lavishly illustrated book with more than 200 illustrations, including specially commissioned artworks by Kate Slater and stunning photography.
  • Pages feature 'Wacky Facts' and 'Who Knows?', where a spotlight is shone on the mysteries that scientists are still trying to solve.

About the author

Sally Symes worked for many years as a designer of children's books before turning her skills to writing them. Her collaborations with Nick Sharratt have won several awards, including The Educational Writers' Award for Gooey, Chewy, Rumble, Plop, and The Southampton Favourite Book to Share Award for Something Beginning with Blue. She works from a shed in Sussex, UK, accompanied by her grumpy cat.

About the illustrator

Kate Slater grew up on a beautiful farm in deepest Staffordshire, and studied illustration at Kingston University. Her children’s books include A is for Ant, The Birthday Crown, The Little Red Hen, ABC London, Magpie’s Treasure, Make Your Own Birds of Prey and Make your Own Flying Machines. Alongside work for publishing, editorial and advertising, she has created several large-scale installations and window displays.

ISBN: 9781913750411
Imprint: Britannica Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Dimensions: 210 x 280mm, 272pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $44.99
New Zealand RRP: $47.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 05/04/21 at 22:18:42
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