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FACTopia

By Kate Hale
Illustrated by Andy Smith

Enter a world of astounding facts which connect to each other in surprising and hilarious ways – and all of which are verified by the experts at Encyclopaedia Britannica

Did you know that a squid has a brain shaped like a doughnut? Or that some butterflies drink turtle tears? Welcome to FACTopia, a world of perfectly amazing facts, all of which are verified by Encyclopaedia Britannica! Every fact in the book is connected to the next in an ingenious trail of information. Hop from topic to topic in unexpected and hilarious ways, and discover extraordinary facts about space, bones, dinosaurs, goats, spiders, crocodiles, sharks, robots, Ancient Rome, kings and queens, pharaohs, and more. But there's not just one trail through these pages: sometimes your path branches and you can choose to jump to a totally different (but still connected) part of the book. Discover where your curiosity will take you! This wittily illustrated book is the perfect gift to inspire and delight curious kids.

  • An utterly absorbing compendium of amazing facts and trivia that will keep children entertained for hours
  • More then 300 ingenious lists to offer new perspectives on the world
  • Satisfying list design makes information easily accessible

About the author

Kate Hale is a writer, editor and professional fun fact finder. A former executive editor for National Geographic Kids' Books, she’s edited or written about everything from dog communication to wacky roadside attractions, biographies of inspiring scientists to profiles of the cutest animals on Earth. Kate also co-created and hosted the award-winning kids radio program The Weird But True Show! on SiriusXM, which covers weird but totally true facts about the human body, animals, space and everything in between. When she’s not hunting for new facts, Kate enjoys gardening, playing video games, and planning road trips to national parks. She currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A. with her husband and rescue dog.

About the illustrator

Andy Smith is an award-winning illustrator, and studied illustration at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, London. His work combines illustration and typography to create images that have humour, energy and optimism executed with a handmade, hand-printed, tactile feel. When not working, Andy can be found in the studio screen printing books and posters. He lives by the sea in Hastings, East Sussex, UK. His favourite colour is blue.

ISBN: 9781912920709
Imprint: Britannica Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 5, 2021
Dimensions: 170 x 230mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 03/08/21 at 01:23:50
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