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A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything In Between: History As You've Never Seen It

A colorful and comical tour through history from cartoonists Mike Barfield and Jess Bradley.

Featuring a day in the life of early humans as they paint mammoths on the walls of a cave, a fierce gladiator battling in the Colosseum and the first woman in space. And not forgetting the animals of history – from an Egyptian cat (worshipped as a god, of course) to an albatross flying over Rapa Nui and a dog in the trenches of the First World War.

Readers can also discover the stories behind famous constructions, including the Great Wall of China and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and delve into the secret diaries of a Viking, Isaac Newton’s cat and the wooden panel that became the Mona Lisa.

With over 90 entries told in the friendly, informative style of Mike Barfield and brought to life by Jess Bradley’s brilliantly funny illustrations, this book will have children learning and laughing as they go.

My review: This is a hilarious history/ informational book for curious minds. It might be targeted for children, but adult readers can expand their general culture with the abundance of facts from it. It's a great way to get children to read. The comic book style is catchy and amusing. They can learn about mapmakers, prehistorical people, knights, various types of objects and locations, and a lot more figures that you would not even think to read about. Highly recommended to parents and teachers looking to spark the children's interest in reading and history.

Publisher: ‎ Buster Books (August 1, 2022)

Language: ‎ English

Paperback: ‎ 128 pages

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1780557137

Reading age: ‎ 9 - 12 years

Lexile measure: ‎ GN740L

Grade level: ‎ 4 - 7

Digital review copy provided by Independent Publishers Group @ Edelweiss+

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