The Street Beneath My Feet, by Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer is an absolute gem of a book.
The format makes it exciting, the art makes it beautiful and the information is presented in such a way that it can be enjoyed by a huge range of ages (parents included).
We’ve had it for a week, and already it’s become a firm favourite.
The book itself is a giant cross-section of the earth, folded in such a way that you can lay it out on the floor…
…Or look at it like a regular book as each side is printed on, showing different things you can see beneath the surface.
To give you an idea of scale, here’s a picture in which I managed to accidentally photograph my foot…
I really love the way that the text draws your attention to different elements within the pictures, and how it’s not at all dry – there’s a lot of humour present.
Which are your favourite science books? I think this one might be mine!
– Farn ❤