A World of Information

Written and Illustrated by James Brown & Richard Platt

Wow! Just wow. The encyclopedic information in this great little book provides readers with interesting facts, but also should spark further investigation of all the subjects it touches. And it touches a lot.

The first two-page spread explores the world of knots. Where else will you learn how to tie a knot without letting go of either end of a rope? From the skeleton to impossible shapes to nails and screws to the layout of an orchestra, it’s all fascinating. I’m a little disappointed my favorite impossible shape, the Klein bottle, didn’t make an appearance, though.

The amazingly detailed illustrations show everything the reader could want to know at the outset. I’ve never seen so much detail about the components of typefaces.

This is a entertaining and educational addition to the world of information.

  • World of InformationTitle: A World of Information
  • Author: James Brown & Richard Platt
  • Published: Candlewick Press, 2017
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska
  • Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
  • Grade Level: K to 12
  • Genre: Nonfiction, General Reference
  • ISBN: 978-0-7636-9348-0

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