This book measures and compares the strongest, the largest, the fastest, those who eat the most, among other things. There are things that are so big or so small that it is difficult to imagine them, but comparing them is one way to see what they are like. For example, the seahorse takes two hours to swim three meters; or the heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car; or the salivary glands produce six cups of saliva a day.
Winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2018, Learning and Development category.
Originally published in England, translated into more than 20 languages, and more than 150.000 copies sold worldwide.
Recommended for 8 to 12 years
Size: 29,7 x 25 cm
“How many people can fit on a blue whale's tongue? Is a hovercraft faster than a tank? And what grows faster, toenails or fingernails? Discover the answers to these questions and much more in The Book of Comparisons. Filled with incredible facts to amaze your family and friends, this book will help you understand extraordinary things in our world, comparing them to other things! Through incredible comparisons, you will learn about: the strongest animals, the fastest vehicles, the most extreme trips ever made, and the amazing power of natural forces. Filled with incredibly detailed illustrations and fascinating nuggets of information to wow family and friends, this data-packed book will keep the whole family entertained. ” - The Week Junior
“This beautiful book, with excellent illustrations by Paul Boston, is packed with the kind of data that children love. The pages are filled with extraordinary detail, comparing everything from animals to space to machines. Aimed at ages 7 and up, this seems like a book that could last for years, as it is full of interesting little trivia. " - Reading area
“The comparison book is so compelling. Gifford finds some brilliant statistics to compare and, in the process, simplifies the science. " -How it Works Magazine
Clive gifford He is an author and journalist with more than 200 books of his authorship, who has published more than 800 articles for children and adults. He likes to write fiction and non-fiction as it reflects the unusual life he has had. So far, he has visited 70 countries on 5 continents and, in addition to writing, he is the manager of a video game company.
He lives in South Wales and has been an illustrator since 2001. He works with various clients from around the world in publishing, designers, journalism and advertising. He studied illustration and design at the University of Brighton, drawing inspiration from children's books of the XNUMXs, old maps and diagrams, XNUMXth century engravings, Gothic art, and Japanese prints.