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Number Shocker

Number Shocker

Current price: $6.99
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Red Shed
The MIT Press Bookstore
2 on hand, as of Apr 18 9:51am
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A fun and fascinating book for children aged 6+ who love facts about science, technology, animals, sports, the human body and the environment

See the world like never before and surprise yourself, your family and friends with astounding facts on a wide range of hot topics and favourite subjects.

Did you know . . .

There's more bacteria in your mouth than on a toilet seat

As many as 70 chemical elements make up a smartphone but only 6 elements make up 99% of your body

If you squeezed all of Earth's history into 12 months, humans only turned up 36 minutes before the end of the year

Over 1 MILLION plastic bottles are bought every minute, but fewer than one in ten bottles are recycled

Featuring bold illustrations, each turn of the page is a poster-worthy explosion of colours, making NUMBER SHOCKER the perfect gift for children with a thirst for knowledge about the world.

About the Author

Guilherme Karsten lives in Brazil. In 2010, he won a national contest for new children's book illustrators, and he has been illustrating books since then. His work is now published in over 10 languages and his clients include Tate Publishing, Thames & Hudson and HarperCollins. He also develops projects for the fashion and graphic design industries. www.guilhermekarsten.comClive Gifford started writing books at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since! He has had over 150 books published, most of which are for children. His books have been nominated for or won Royal Society, School Library Association, Blue Peter, Smithsonian and TES awards. Clive lives in Manchester.