This fascinating guide to rocks and minerals combines fact-packed, easy-to-read text with colourful and quirky illustrations. From tectonic plates to soil, it is an eye-opening introduction to how these ubiquitous materials shape the world around us.
Each spread has multiple entry points, including an introductory paragraph, illustrations and side panels such as Fascinating Facts, Helpful Hint, Can You Believe It?, and Disgusting Data, which provide additional information and handy advice.
Alex Woolf studied history at the University of Essex. He writes information and fiction books for children aged 7 and upwards, including exciting series set in Shakespearean England and a steampunk alternate 19th century. Aldo Moon and the Case of the Ghost at Gravewood Hall, about a teenage Victorian ghost-hunter, was one of Lovereading4kids' books of the year in 2013, and described by best-selling crime writer Peter James as `a real delight, witty, ghostly and at times deliciously ghastly.'