The Street Beneath My Feet
Charlotte Guillian, Yuval Zommer
This award-winning, double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey down through the layers of the Earth, all the way to the planet’s core and out the other side.
*Picked by the Guardian as one of ’15 Modern Classics’ books*
When you’re out walking around, whether on the city streets or a country trail, there’s always so much to see and hear. But do you ever stop and look down? Have you ever wondered what’s going on deep in the ground under your feet?
There are so many amazing sights to see! One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. The underground scenes include tunnels and pipes, creatures’ burrows, layers of rock and the planet’s molten core, each running seamlessly into the next.
Mixing urban and rural settings, covering subjects such as geology, archaeology and natural history, The Street Beneath My Feet offers children the opportunity to explore their world through a detailed learning experience. And its foldout, laperello (or concertina) style, which extends to 2.5 metres in length, is ideal for spreading out on the floor to pore over for hours.
Explore even more of the world with The Skies Above My Eyes (August 2018) and The World Around Me (October 2020), companion books from the Look Closer series.
'Takes readers on a journey to the centre of the earth, layer by layer, it's imaginatively conceived for budding geologists aged six and above' * New Statesman * 'An extraordinary unfolding book to take young geologists to the Earth's core and back again, with richly enticing illustrations.' * Metro * 'A fascinating journey introducing children to physical geography...jammed-packed with details and facts' * Armadillo * 'This gorgeous fold-out book takes us deep below ground, to discover all the different layers under the surface' * The Week Junior * 'A double-sided fold-out book that delves underground to reveal everything that happens beneath our feet, both in the city and the countryside. Playful, informative and with fabulous illustrations by Zommer.' * Huffington Post * 'This ingeniously designed and expanding book uncovers facts and knowledge about the earth, layer by layer.' * The Guardian *
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