Published by What on Earth Books, 2021.
Earth is Big: A Book of Comparisons is stunningly designed and richly informative, allowing us to learn incredible facts about our world and to discover how it compares against other objects – big and small.
The book is packed full of STEM content and covers topics such as evolution, the Big Bang, mathematics and measurement. There’s information about weather and climate, world geography and habitats. We learn about Earth’s creatures too – from tardigrades to sloths, platypus and whales. Earth is Big would make a really useful reference tool, either at home or in the classroom. It’s fully indexed and comes with a glossary and, if there’s a particular topic you want to explore further, there’s an extensive list of reference websites too.
The illustrations are eye-catching and stylish, and the book’s layout is hugely appealing and highly accessible. The diagrams help to visually communicate concepts and brilliant use is made of infographics. As a side note, I’m a huge fan of endpapers and the ones in Earth is Big are terrific!
Earth is Big is a fascinating book, allowing the reader to make visual comparisons between objects, creatures and places on Earth. It’s an awe-inspiring read; I had no idea that the temperature of a lightning bolt is hotter than the surface of the sun or that the average newborn child is 75% water! Earth is Big shows us our world in all its glory while reminding us of our responsibility to protect it.
Suitable for children aged 7+
Thank you to What on Earth Books for sending me this book to review.