Absolutely Everything! – review and giveaway

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!

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!

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.

Absolutely Everything!

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.

Absolutely Everything!

Absolutely Everything!

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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Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.  The winner’s details will be sent to What On Earth Books in order that they can arrange delivery

The giveaway will close on 14th November 2018 at midnight.

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Absolutely Everything! book worth £16.99

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

161 thoughts on “Absolutely Everything! – review and giveaway

  1. The Victorians were incredibly creative and clever despite widespread poverty. Amazing and admirable. Definitely my favourite period in history.

  2. Sadly history wasn’t a subject that interested me when young. Probably due to mention of wars, famine, etc.

    I would tend to say Victorian times. As there were positive changes, inventions in that time. Industry, finances, morals, social changes.

    We would now like to learn more in regards to British history, local history and then worldwide history.

    Great prize.

  3. I would say the Egyptians, to see what and how they built the Pyramids and made all that gold, would be really interesting

  4. I think it’s the Tudors, it’s somehow the time I can picture most clearly when I read about it. I find it fascinating to read about and love fiction set in that era.
    Jane Willis

  5. I really like the English Civil War because I studied battlefield archaeology at Uni and one of my ancestors was a member of ‘The Long Parliament’ so I feel an instant connection to this period.

  6. The 50/60’s the fashion! The music! The hair! I love so much about then and I know it’s nothing like The Victorians etc but I soooo love that time

  7. The Swinging Sixties because it emphasised modernity and fun-loving hedonism and saw a flourishing in art, music and fashion.

  8. My favourite history topic when I was at school was the Ancient Egyptians – love learning about the mummies

  9. Edwardian. Love the interiors and style and it seemed like a really hopeful, fun time, before the war turned everything around.

  10. I was always fascinated by the tudor period at school, it was so interesting seeing drawings of the way people dressed and lived back then.

  11. I’m interested in the regency- such a brief but interesting period between the lavish Georgians and the more somber Victorians…
    Although if I had a time machine, I’d be straight back to the 1930s!

  12. I’m fascinating in the Inca’s because I really enjoyed learning about them in school and I had an awesome history teacher!

  13. It’s not SO long ago for me…the swinging 60’s – a time of great change in fashion, culture and music. It always sounded so much fun though I was never there… I’m know like most era’s it had it’s wars and problems though.

  14. The 1960s, the hair, the clothes, the music. I collect 1960s stuff and my home is reminiscent of that time. I was born in the wrong era!

  15. no specific period but i like any time before technology. I hate all the electronics we have, how it has made us so dependant (i know i’m on a computer so can’t say much…) We have so many electronics (such as the leafblower) that are completely useless and they drive me mad

  16. I find so many periods of history really interesting, it amazing to see how people have lived before and the advances they made towards where we are today.

  17. The Egyptians have always fascinated me since I did a project on them in primary school. They achieved so much and we’re still uncovering more of their mysteries

  18. My wife is a huge fan of the Tudors and feels that she was a Tudor in a previous life. I on the other hand, feel attached to the 1960s. Being born over 20 years after the decade finished, i still love the music, the fashion and feel that it would have been a great time to be alive.

  19. The Tudor times. I love the architecture of the time. It was also the first historical time I learnt about at school, so think that makes it a favourite.

  20. I have always been obsessed with the Ancient Egyptians. I remember going to the National History Museum as a girl and buying a sarcophagus shaped pencil tin. I love their beliefs in both the living life and the afterlife….plus im a sucker for gold!

  21. I love Roman times….. i am still amazed about the amazing buildings and statues they managed to build. We visited Rome this summer and it was my favourite city experience. The buildings are breathtaking!!

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