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A myth-busting adventure through incredible exploded images.

Learn something about everything with 13 mind-blowing facts plus a little myth-buster about every topic under (and including) the sun! Exploded images of everyday objects from cars and skeletons to pianos and chocolate take young readers on an incredible factual adventure.

Did you know that one in every four animals on earth is a beetle? That white chocolate isn't technically chocolate? Or that the planet Pluto is so small that two could sit side-by-side across the USA? 13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything includes over 1000 facts on 80 different subjects to satisfy a child's thirst for knowledge.

Familiar objects - the Earth, a tiger, an Apollo spacesuit, a scorpion - are exploded to reveal their extraordinary insides. Surprising myth-busters give children a wealth of new favourite facts, such as chameleons change colour to stand out not blend in and that sharks only kill 6 people a year while people kill 100 million sharks a year!

Awesome images will draw young readers into 13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything and irresistible information will keep them there.


...when I was given this title to review, my heart did skip a few beats! My little humans are constantly asking questions. My go to place is usually Google, however, with this little beauty now in my hands, I simply hand the book over to the kids and have them check the answer for themselves!

Melissa Puli, Two Little Humans and Me

13½ Incredible Things You Need To Know About Everything is an intriguing and captivating book for the child that likes to ask questions about science, technology and history.

Leanne Barrett, Kids' Book Review

Filled with over 1,000 facts it really is a lovely book to add to your collection. I find DK books are also a great way of engaging reluctant readers as they can access information about real life situations and events in snapshots alongside illustrations and photography.

The Little Book Emporium

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 2, 2017

    Dorling Kindersley

    176 pages

    RRP $29.99

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