Author(s): Tracey Turner
Explore a world of topics, from hilarious animals, to unbelievable-but-true science facts, mind-blowing space stats, to incredible human achievements. Discover a fact for everyone, everyday, in this book. Did you know that Ancient Romans used wee to whiten their teeth, and to do their laundry? Or have you heard of the parrotfish, which covers itself in a cosy, thick layer of its own slime before it goes to sleep? Why not celebrate New Year's Eve like the Estonians: tuck into seven meals to give you strength for the year ahead. Delicious! It's most important to know that you should never shake hands with a bushbaby: the animals pee on their paws so that they leave a smelly trail wherever they go. Find out all this and much, much more, with enough facts for even the most curious reader. Also includes seasonal and 'on this day' facts for added curiosity and fun, plus a completely random mix of everything else you can imagine. These facts are brought to life with stylish, full colour illustrations from Fatti Burke. Her charmingly beautiful artwork makes this a book to keep coming back to.
Fascinating facts for every single day in the year: impress your friends with an awesome fact each day!
Fatti Burke is an illustrator with a combined love of mapmaking and travel: she likes nothing more than drawing the places around her. She graduated from NCAD in 2012 and has been working as an illustrator ever since, creating many beautiful and exciting things, including the award-winning Irelandopedia. Originally from Co. Waterford, Fatti now lives and works in Dublin City. Tracey Turner has written more than 30 books for children on a variety of subjects, from rude words to the entire history of the universe. Her books include the best-selling 101 Things You Need to Know, the acclaimed Comic Strip series, the hilariously funny Hard Nuts of History series and many, many more. She also worked as the editor on the Horrible Histories series and knows all sorts of funny and clever facts. She lives in Bath with Tom and their son Toby.