Holiday Gift Guide * A World of Information


Book:  A World of Information (non-fiction)
Author:  Richard Platt
Illustrator:  James Brown
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Candlewick Studio (September 28, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780763693480
Reading Level: Ages 8+; Grades Kindergarten-12
Price: $25
Available: Online or at local retailers

Brown and Platt put together a fine 2 page per topic non-fiction reference book, easy reading and high on interest.   To me A World of Information is an excellent table book (hard-covered, over-sized, non-fiction pictorial) that entertains and inspires social conversation.  Books are a treasure.  What they hold is knowledge.   In all my years, I have learned a lot.  Still I am not a know-it-all and there is always more to learn.

In my post WWII elementary curriculum, school was the 3R’s mostly shaded with Palmer.  Schools did not focus on topics like knots, clouds, the solar system, the skeleton, code alphabets, atomic structure, the golden ratio, music notion, the bicycle, earth, letter alphabets, screws and nails, impossible shapes, time zones and tectonic plates, the eye, the international code of signals, flight, solstices and equinoxes, rivers, elements, pencils and brushes, the moon, body organs, polygons, the orchestra, tides, Roman numerals, mineral hardness, and paper sizes until the Space Age almost a decade later.

Maybe that is why I am especially curious about trivia or miscellany.   Language with no vowels, math with no zeros, golden phi–A World of Information’s facts are awesome.

The product featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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