We are big fans of the What on Earth? book range so I was excited to see what the newly published Absolutely Everything! book by Christopher Lloyd would be like.
Absolutely Everything! is a hardback 352 page book charting 13.8 billion years of history and is designed for children and adults to enjoy alike. It’s definitely relevant for children in Key Stage Two on upwards. My son may not be the most prolific reader but he does love facts and a bit of history.
The chapters start with the beginning of the universe, take us through the times of the dinosaurs, through to the beginning of civilisations and beyond.
Absolutely Everything! is one of those books that you can dip in and out of and is a great resource for topic homework for school. My son has been learning about the Crusades at school and as soon as this book arrived, we flicked through to the Medieval Misery chapter so my son could learn more about this period. i found it quite interesting myself as it’s a period of history I don’t really remember covering in much depth when I was at school.
The book is written in a way that is easy for children to understand and it includes illustrations and photographs throughout to really bring the history of our world to life.
I can still remember learning about the Aztecs and Incas over forty years ago and about the great explorers of the 1400-1600’s. This book is packed full of information and has brought that period of history to life for me again, whilst introducing some aspects of it to my son for the first time. He’s learned about the Tudors, but has still to learn about the discoveries beyond our shores. I think that this book will come in so handy over the next few years for him. It’s definitively a book I’d recommend and is available to purchase directly from What On Earth?, book stores as well as via Amazon, I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below (as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases) for your reference.
disclosure: we received the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review
I’ve teamed up with What On Earth? books to offer one reader the chance to win a copy of Absolutely Everything! for themselves. Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win. Good luck!
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The giveaway will close on 14th November 2018 at midnight.
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