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The Big Story of Being Alive: A Brilliant Book About What Makes You EXTRAORDINARY

Neal Layton

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In this funny and fact-packed book from award-winning author-illustrator Neal Layton, you'll find out what makes what makes living things like YOU alive and why that's extraordinary.

Wherever you go, there are lots of people and no one looks quite the same. But they are all ALIVE. YOU are alive too. But what actually makes something ALIVE?

There are three things that all living things have in common: they GROW, they REPRODUCE and they are made of trillions of tiny, but mightily important, organisms called CELLS.

Find out all about them in this fresh, funny and fact-filled book from author and illustrator Neal Layton, you'll discover why being alive is totally AMAZING.

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Neal Layton

Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author of children's books. He has worked on more than 80 titles to date, working with authors such Cressida Cowell and Michael Rosen, and won several prizes including a Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize for That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown. His books have also been shortlisted for the Red House Book Awards, the Blue Peter Book Awards, the Booktrust Early Years Award, Funfzig Jahre Deutcher Jugendliteraturpreis and New York Public Library's annual list of Best Children's Books.He also writes his own books, such as eco-picture book A Planet Full of Plastic and 'The Invincible Tony Spears' fiction series. His books are currently in print in more than 16 languages worldwide. He lives in Portsmouth with his wife and two daughters.

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