Fun Fascinating Facts for All Ages: A World of Information by Richard Platt

As a homeschooling family, we just can't get enough of books that are packed with tons of neat and interesting information inside, and the latest addition to our personal collection does just that! A World of Information is quite the impressive book with page upon page of fun facts for curious minds.

How much do clouds weigh? Who invented the pencil? Discover the answers to these and many other questions in this elegant and absorbing miscellany of general knowledge. Perfect for all ages, this book is sure to amuse and intrigue even the most curious minds.

Richard Platt is the author of Pirate Diary, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal, as well as Egyptian Diary, Castle Diary, and Roman Diary. He has written more than sixty nonfiction books for children. He lives in Kent, England.

What are the different signals for flag semaphore? Is there such thing as an impossible shape? How many different parts are there to a bicycle and what are their names? What are the different types of knots? If your child has ever asked these questions or similar ones, then A World of Information is one to add to their wish list of educational or extracurricular reads. I cannot stress how much I like this book–it has far exceeded my expectations. 

Aesthetically, it's really neat. This hardcover measures at approximately fifteen inches tall and eleven inches wide, so it's a rather large book. As you open it up, you will find a table of contents listing all of the topics. While this publication was only created last year, it has a very old-fashioned feel to it. The matte pages and color layout almost reminds me of some of the books that I used to own as a little girl.

Inside are sixty-three pages worth of educational information that's sure to impress not only children, but even adults. I know that I'm thoroughly impressed with what I've been reading. Each topic is presented on a large two-page spread. There is a vast collection of subject matter inside. We've read science-related articles about the periodic table and the solar system, to information on the Greek alphabet and Roman numerals. Cloud classifications, solstices, anatomy, music notation, and even the different types of screws and nails that exist–this book has a "World of Information." Not only does it contain written information on these subjects, but there are plenty of informative illustrations, charts, and diagrams to review. 

What can I say, other than this book is truly fabulous! We absolutely love it, and it would make a wonderful gift for children and adults, alike!