The Story of Things

From the Stone Age to the Modern Age in 10 Pop-Up Spreads

By Neal Layton; Corina Fletcher (Designed by)
(Hodder & Stoughton, Hardcover, 9780340945322, 1pp.)

Publication Date: June 2012

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An exploration of ideas, inventions, and discoveries from the Stone Age to the modern age in 10 inventive pop-up spreads Starting with early humans who have no things, through to farming, civilizations, inventions, steam, electricity, computers, and the world we live in now, this ingenious novelty book tracing the development of human artifacts and ideas is sure to spark childrens' imaginations. It is packed with energetic illustrations, quirky humor, and information. From ancient civilizations to Michelangelo, Isaac Newton to steam power, to modern technology—the ideas are made accessible for the very young with pop-ups, flaps, and tabs on every spread. 

About the Author
Neal Layton was born in Chichester, England. He is the illustrator of many wonderful books for children, including "Smile If You're Human", by Michael Rosen, about which "Booklist "said: "Layton's zany cartoon illustrations set this tale apart from the average picture book."

Corina Fletcher is a designer who specializes in pop-up books and paper engineering. Her recent work includes the pop-up edition of Guess How Much I Love You.
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