The Story of Things by Neal Layton
From the Stone Age to the Modern Age in 10 Pop-Up Spreads

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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 Neal Layton

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Neal Layton is the author of The Mammoth Academy, the Smarties Prize-winning Oscar and Arabella series, The Story of Everything, The Sunday Blues, and the illustrator of the Emily Brown series. Corina Fletcher is a graphic designer who specializes in pop-up books and paper engineering. Her titles include Giraffe's Can't Dance; The Global Garden, which was awarded the 2006 Aventis Children's Science Book of the Year; and Guess How Much I Love You.
Published June 1, 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton. 22 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.

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Early humans about 3 million years ago had "no things," and Layton wants to show us how they--we--got them.

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Layton crafts a witty chronological chronicle of human ingenuity in this companion to The Story of Everything.

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