The World Came to My Place Today
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|Format:||Paperback, 32 pages|
|Other Information: ||chiefly col. Illustrations, col. maps|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 April 2004|
The world really does come to visit George when his grandpa arrives, with a globe, to look after him and his sister for the day. Grandpa explains how everything from the cereal they eat for breakfast and the chocolate bars they love, to the rubber in their bicycle tyres and wood in their toys, come from plants all over the world. The lively, simple text follows George's day as he discovers the wonder of plants and how they affect his daily life. With eye-catching, quirky illustrations coupled with photographs of the original grasses, fruits and plants on the right hand side, this highly original and entertaining book follows the ethos of the Eden Project by increasing awareness in children of the natural world around them. I wish the world could really come to visit me ...And it does. Join George as he drinks orange juice from Spain, eats rice from China and sets sail for Africa in search of chocolate! Children everywhere will be amazed to discover how plants from all over the world affect their daily lives. Inspired by the Eden Project in Cornwall.
About the Author
Biography for Jo Readman Dr Jo Readman is in charge of education at the Eden Project. Ley Honor Roberts is a new illustrator. This is her first picture book. Biography for Ley Honor Roberts Ley Honor Roberts' artwork can be seen at Eden in the form of 'the leaf people' in merchandising, the website and around exhibits. She has also worked as a freelance artist, most recently illustrating the new Babar books. She lives in Cornwall with her young family.
An entertaining and thought-provoking bedtime story that explains how plants from all over the world affect children's lives.
"An original, enjoyable book that performs the conjuring trick of making the world seem at once bigger and smaller than it really is" Guardian 20040622 "Plenty here for child and adult to discuss" Carousel 20040513 "Original and exciting ... A real delight" Teaching and Learning 20040615 "Bright and colourful ... A charming book that will open younger eyes to wider perspectives" West Sussex Gazette 20040706
|Publisher: ||Eden Project Children's Books|
|Dimensions: ||26.0 x 26.0 x 0.0 centimeters (0.22 kg)|