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Monday, 18 May 2015

Review: How Things Work

We love OKIDO productions here at KBR, and this latest large format picture book is yet another riot of fantastical imagery and fun, all under the guise of education. Learning through fun? Yes, please!

A cross between an activity book, reference book, info book and picture book, this hard cover tome is crammed with all manner of facts, figures and fun.

Kids can learn how to build a house. They can learn how to save on waste. They can learn which objects are made of what materials, how machines work, how a book is made. They can even play a game that helps them understand how cogs work.

Using multi-media elements like photography, graphics, illustrations and diagrams, even adults will be agog at the gloriously creative ideas and activities kids can really get their teeth into.

Ideal for very young kids, as information is carefully presented in a way that is cohesive and easy to understand. A focus on imagery makes it ideal for the younger set, too.

Title: How Things Work
Author/Illustrator: OKIDO
Publisher: Thames + Hudson, $29.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 April 2015
Format: Hard cover, large format
ISBN: 9780500650448
For ages: 4 - 10
Type: Picture Book, Junior Non-Fiction

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