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My First Book of Comparisons

Written by Clive Gifford

Illustrated by Ana Seixas

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 First Concepts General Non-Fiction Reference Books

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A visually exciting book absolutely packed full of facts!

Clive Gifford is renowned for the quality and accuracy of his non-fiction books and has been nominated for, and won, many awards for his books.  The illustrations are bright and child friendly making this a great book to dip into or to pore over. The point is made in the book that comparing things is a great way to learn about them, as well as being useful it’s also fun.

It’s not often you can see the biggest, tallest and longest creatures on the earth in one double page spread, or how fast different creatures run.  It’s no wonder you can never catch your pet cat – they run faster than humans!  Still on cats, I had no idea they contained less water in their bodies than dogs! Subjects covered range from changing seasons, to flying high, mighty machines and tiny creatures plus many more.  

A book I am sure many youngsters will get a great deal of pleasure from, as well as learning lots along the way.

Tricia Adams

My First Book of Comparisons Synopsis

Did you know that a blue whale weighs about as much as 20 T-Rex dinosaurs? Or that a guinea pig is 70% water?

This exciting picture book is full of these and many more fascinating fact nuggets. Turn the pages and compare the fastest machines, the tallest buildings, the biggest animals, the world’s highest fliers and much, much more. You can trace the journey lines to discover which animal travels furthest, read the clues to match the fossil print to the dinosaur, or count up the  construction workers to see how many humans it takes to measure the height of a mighty tunneling machine.

Using striking visual comparisons, quiz questions and bite-sized facts, this book, aimed at children aged 5 and older, builds maths skills and helps readers develop their understanding of the world around them. 

Children will be amazed at what they discover in My First Book of Comparisons and will have plenty of unforgettable facts to dazzle their friends and family with.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782409359
Publication date: 3rd March 2020
Author: Clive Gifford
Illustrator: Ana Seixas
Publisher: Ivy Kids
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: First Concepts, General Non-Fiction, Reference Books

About Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of over 200 books specializing in engaging and entertaining non-fiction books for children and young adults. His books have garnered much praise and won Children's Choice, NAPPA Gold Star, TES Book of the Year and Smithsonian awards. Refugees was shortlisted for The British Book Awards whilst Discover the Extreme World was on the four-book shortlist for the 2012 Blue Peter Book Award. In October 2018, Clive won The Sainsbury's Children's Book Award for The Book Of Comparisons. He also won The Blue Peter Book Award 2019 for The Colours of History. With a lifelong interest in geopolitics, ecology ...

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