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The Story Of Things
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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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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!

About the Author

Neal Layton was born in Chichester, West Sussex. Many of his ideas come he says from his childhood. In the past he has worked on a lettuce farm, in a chocolate factory, a teapot factory, a book shop and has delivered papers. Neal has illustrated more than 40 books to date working with award winning authors such as Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. `Oscar and Arabella` which he both wrote and illustrated won him the Smarties prize in 2002. He now lives in Southsea, Portsmouth with his girlfriend who is also an artist

Reviews

May get children inventing some gizmos of their own. * Kirkus * A witty chronological chronicle of human ingenuity... a masterful balance of humour, information, and interactive fun. * Publisher's Weekly * 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 *

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