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  • Hodder Children's Books

The Story Of Things

Neal Layton

7 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Interest age: from c 5 years, Fiction, Novelty, toy & die-cut books, Work & industry / world of work (Children's / Teen

First came The Story of Everything and then came The Story of Things! From the Stone Age to the Modern Age in ten pop-up spreads!

Starting with early humans who have no things, through to farming, civilizations, inventions, steam, electricity, computers, and the world we live in now, Neal Layton explores ideas, inventions and discoveries.

In his usual quirky style and energetic illustrations, Neal Layton tells this story in an accessible way for the very young. Is is a most original and inventive book!

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Praise for The Story Of Things

  • Reviews for Story of Everything:

  • "It's fabulous."

  • The Scotsman

  • "The drawings are wild and anarchic and the subjects really benefit from the pop-up approach."

  • The Mail on Sunday - various

  • A witty chronological chronicle of human ingenuity... a masterful balance of humour, information, and interactive fun. - Publisher's Weekly

  • May get children inventing some gizmos of their own. - Kirkus

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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, 'The Invincible Tony Spears' and the bestselling 'Mammoth Academy' 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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