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Author: David J Smith
Illustrator: Steve Adams
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: August 1st, 2014
A superb book that makes it easier for children (and adults!) to understand some facts that are either so huge or so old by relating them to more familiar things they can see and touch. For example, the relative sizes of planets in our solar system are compared by each being shown as a different type of ball.
The brilliant illustrations help increase comprehension of amazing facts and figures, using scales, maps, timelines, everyday objects and items. There are additional ideas for parents and teachers to follow up and utilise similar techniques for other huge facts and figures. I could easily see teachers using this book as a starting point for exploring other huge facts and getting their pupils to develop their own analogies to make them more comprehensible to others – brilliant!
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