Paper World Planet Earth

Paper World: Planet Earth

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Today is the publication day of Paper World: Planet Earth. This is a beautifully presented book, full of information about our fabulous planet.

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Each spread investigates a geological feature from the layers of the planet to why a volcano erupts to the features of deserts. Clever use of paper cutting allows links between subjects to be made from page to page and lift-the-flaps reveal additional information and details.

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For example, on the ‘Volcanoes’ pages, a cross section of a volcano is revealed, clearly labelling the different parts. Another flap conceals a submarine volcano and explains what ‘pillow lava’ is. Correct geographical terms are used throughout the book, with many explained as they are used and an additional glossary at the end.

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Each section starts with a succinct explanation of the feature and lots of additional facts, making it more than a novelty book. Areas of study from the KS2 Geography National Curriculum are beautifully introduced here in a way that informs as well as capturing interest. The use of die-cuts and flaps might be a way of inspiring children to adopt a similar approach to presenting their own research, explaining how things happen in a very visual manner.

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A delightful book, full of facts and ingenious use of illustration, ‘Paper World: Planet Earth’ is a wonderful way to explore our incredible planet.

Paper World: Planet Earth

BOMBOLAND

Templar ISBN: 978-1787410411