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The World's First Rollercoaster and Other Amazing Inventions

"Fascinating, informative and fun packed tour of fabulous inventions."

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April 2024 Book of the Month

Mike Barfield excels at this humorous graphic style of non– fiction, having previously won the 2021 Blue Peter Award for a Book With Facts, with A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You. He has a real knack for selecting just the right sort of facts that will amaze intrigue and amuse young readers and really makes the most of all the opportunities the format provides for comic asides and speech bubbles.

The design of the colourful pages really helps the reader navigate around the detailed information. Divided into 8 themes relating roughly to buildings, travel, homes, food and drink, clothing, games, sport and screens-based communication, with each section including a double paged spread on an inventor; a look at whatever next for some featured inventions and at world wonders in this category.

This all contributes to a real range of information that lifts this far beyond a more straightforward look at single inventions. We get a real sense of how technologies developed around the world and in different cultures. The featured inventors are not the familiar and famous and their stories reinforce the idea that we all are potential inventors.

The book concludes with a look at the patents process and a writing frame for your own ideas. A really enjoyable read with irresistible browsing appeal.

Watch LoveReading4Kids Editorial Expert Joy Court and two of our fabulous Reading Ambassadors in conversation with author Mike Barfield in our exclusive event.

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