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Author Gifford, Clive, author

Title The book of comparisons : sizing up the world around you / Clive Gifford ; illustrated by Paul Boston
Published London : Ivy Kids, 2018
London : Ivy Kids, 2018

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 W'PONDS CRC  PICTURE BOOK Gif/Boc  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL CRC  PICTURE BOOK Gif/Boc  AVAILABLE
 MELB CRC  PICTURE BOOK Gif/Boc  DUE 20-07-22
Description 95 pages : colour illustrations ; 31 cm
Summary This exciting picture book for curious kids measures and compares a huge variety of different subjects. Absorbing and entertaining, you'll never look at the world in the same way again. Did you know that a cheetah and a Porsche can both accelerate from 0 to 70 mph/112 kph in just three seconds? That the moon is only slightly narrower than the width of Australia? That the tallest tree in the world, the giant sequoia, is the same height as a 26-story building? Or that length of a blue whale is the same as 19 humans swimming one behind the other? This exciting picture book for curious kids measures and compares a huge variety of different subjects: the strongest animals, the biggest poopers and eaters, the amount of water in the oceans, the most deadly creatures and disasters, extreme journeys, altitudes and depths, the power of natural forces, dimensions of manmade structures, speeds of the fastest vehicles, and the capabilities of super machines. Absorbing, entertaining, and surprising, you’ll never look at the world in the same way again once you’ve read this book!
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes 7+ years
Subject Curiosities and wonders -- Juvenile literature
Size judgment -- Juvenile literature
Size perception -- Juvenile literature
Science -- Miscellanea
Physical measurements -- Juvenile literature
Science -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature
Physical measurements
Genre/Form Picture books.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Miscellanea.
Juvenile works.
Author Boston, Paul, (Illustrator), illustrator
ISBN 9781782405580