Transformed (Hardcover)

How Everyday Things Are Made

By Bill Slavin, Bill Slavin (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, 9781553371793, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/2007)
Prebound (8/1/2007)

List Price: 24.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

CDs start out as sand. Blackboard chalk comes from tiny sea creatures. The objects all around us --- every single product in the world --- is made from elements found in nature. Discover how nature is transformed into more than 60 things we eat, drink, play with, wear or use every day.

Technology changes constantly, but the stages raw materials go through to become finished objects remain much the same. On every page of this big book, these processes are described and illustrated step by step. The text and artwork combine playfulness with encyclopedic attention to detail.

This unique and fascinating book will inform and entertain every step of the way. Includes a glossary, index and further resources to help children, parents and teachers.


About the Author

Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.



Praise For Transformed: How Everyday Things Are Made

Transformed provides illuminating answers to the questions that children ask and that adults forget they've wondered.—ForeWord

A jaunty and enthusiastic foray into how stuff is made.—Booklist

[L]ively presentation.—School Library Journal

[F]ascinating picture of modern manufacturing—Booklinks