Guiseppe Arcimboldo creates highly original portraits by placing objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, leaves, fish, and shells next to one another to form faces. Using a magic flashlight made of card, you can explore the dark transparent page of the book and focus in on hidden surprises.
Watch an abandoned building being demolished and a new one rise in its place. Observe concrete cutters, bulldozers, excavators, concrete mixers, cranes, tunnel borers and steam rollers at work on a building site, at a boatyard, building an underground tunnel, a motorway and a dam. Learn about all the different people involved in each stage of construction: architects, masons, carpenters, plumbers, electricians and many others.
Discover music in all its variety from the wind singing in the trees to to a complete classical orchestra! Get to know the different families of musical instruments – string, brass, woodwind, percussion and keyboard. Discover how they each produce sound. Watch an orchestra and conductor at work. Lift up the lid a grand piano and look inside. Learn about traditional instruments from around the world and make your own instrument at home!
Captivatingly detailed illustrations reveal aspects of the lives of bees: how they gather nectar and make honey, how they communicate, how they build their hives and keep them clean, how they reproduce and rear their young and how they form new hives. We also learn how wasps make their nests out of a kind of paper maché, and we explore inside a termite nest. Six transparent pages reveal hidden surprises.
Explore the hidden world that exists below the city streets.
Find out why people are always digging up our streets.
Discover how your waste water is taken away in a man-made underground river.
Explore the tunnels that carry cars, lorries and trains under the sea.
You can’t look inside your body, but there is a lot going on in there. Using a press-out flashlight made of card, you can explore the darkened transparent pages of this book. As you move it around you'll soon discover all the details hidden in each picture. You'll see through your body and discover what happens inside. Learn about our five senses. Watch a baby grow inside its mother. Find out what happens to the food we eat. Explore your body through X-rays and under the microscope.
This encyclopedia of dinosaurs has been created especially to allow young children to discover the lush natural world in which different species of dinosaurs evolved. The beautiful illustrations provide a detailed guide for readers to observe and identify the many different kinds of dinosaurs and giant sea and flying reptiles. The archeology of fossil finds and of painstaking reconstruction of skeletons is vividly portrayed.
Find out how people first learned to fly hot air balloons and small planes. Visit the cockpit of a large passenger airliner. Parachute out of a plane and ride in a helicopter and a glider. Learn about about all the different types of aircraft that we use today. This title forms part of the My First Discoveries series, a unique collection of beautifully illustrated information books for children aged 4 to 7 that aims to awaken children’s interest in the wonders of the natural, physical and human world around them. There are 4 transparent overlay pages, which reveal hidden surprises, link ideas and show how things evolve.