From Clive Gifford, award-winning author of 100 Inventions that Made History and the Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia, comes this wonderful lift-the-flap look at urban life. Lift the flaps to find secret histories, gob-smacking records and inspiring inventions around town. Kids will discover how: there are 6 million skeletons buried in tunnels beneath the city of Paris; the most people to have ridden a motorbike at one time is 54; the world's fastest lift travels 80 floors in just 37 seconds. Eyes will boggle and jaws will drop. This is perfect non-fiction for kids aged 5+. With fun and vibrant illustrations from Brendan Kearney. Look out for 100 Facts on Holiday. Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of books for children and adults including the astonishing Dead or Alive, the creepy Book of Bad Things and the brain mangling Think Again and Eye Benders. His books have been shortlisted for the TES Information Book of the Year, the Blue Peter Prize and the British Book Awards as well as winning Smithsonian, Children's Choice, NAPPA and PBS awards. Whilst studying Architecture at University Brendan Kearney realised he didn't like rulers.
He also discovered that drawing pictures for a living was a legitimate and fun career option, and so traded architecture for illustration as quickly as he could.