They're like your brain's way of saying: you know what the world really needs? Nonsensical story lines that nobody questions and flying cars.
And even though we know they're absolutely bonkers and possess zero relevance whatsoever, we waste no time telling people all about them.
Sad fact: nobody wants to hear it. There is only one dream worth talking about, and that's Martin Luther King Jr's.
Anyhoo, last night we had a dream where we featured half off tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers live at the Department of Home Affairs. They weren't even performing. They just worked there. Crazy, huh?
The Usborne Beginners series consists of colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.
Each book in the series boasts the following:
The Stone Age
This simple information book uncovers the history of Stone Age people and how they lived, from their clothing and houses to monuments such as Stonehenge which still survive today. Full of facts, colourful illustrations and photographs of historical artefacts such as baked pots, tools and jewellery.
The Iron Age
A fascinating information book to read in homes and schools about the history of Iron Age people and how they lived. With pages about how Iron Age people grew their food, the gods they prayed to and the hill forts where they lived - evidence of which can still be seen today. Full of facts, illustrations and detailed photographs of historical artefacts to bring the people, towns, religion and ancient world to life. Ideal for beginner readers who prefer fact to fiction, and a vital introduction to a key UK history curriculum topic.
A fascinating information book about the history of the Celts and how they lived; full of facts, illustrations and photographs of historical artefacts. Children can learn how the Celts built their forts on hills to defend them more easily, see the different kinds of food they ate and follow the different festivals celebrated throughout the year.
Who were the Aztecs? Where did they live, and what gods did they worship? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this fascinating introduction. With vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, easy-to-read text. Includes information about the everyday life of Aztec people, their trade, sport, food and drink and conflicts, a glossary of unusual words and internet links to carefully chosen websites to find out more.
Children can find out what it was like to be a Viking, and learn about Viking homes, feasts, boats, gods and much more in this fascinating book. Colourful illustrations on every page show Viking life in a village and on a raid, alongside full-colour photographs of historical artefacts such as helmets, coins and tools. Internet links take readers to specially selected websites to find out more.
Digging Up the Past
How do ancient things get buried? Who digs them up? And what do they find? Beginner readers can find answers to these questions and more in this colourful information book. Illustrated with stunning photographs and illustrations accompanied by short, informative text developed with reading experts. Includes carefully selected internet-links to exciting websites.
Find out about Ancient Greece, what people wore, ate and did for fun and learn about some of the most famous philosophers and mathematicians of the age in this compelling book for beginner readers. With light-hearted illustrations and clear, simple text, plus Usborne Quicklinks to take readers to specially selected websites with more information.
A fascinating first reference book that answers questions such as “who were the ancient Romans?”, “where did they go to eat, shop and wash?” and “what did they do for fun?” Each page is illustrated with scenes from Roman life, plus photographs of Roman artefacts such as mosaics, statues, carvings and coins.
An exciting illustrated book that answers questions such as “who were the ancient Egyptians?” “why did they build pyramids” and “how were mummies made?”. With short, informative text, vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs of Ancient Egyptian artefacts on every page. Includes internet links to age-appropriate websites with games and activities to find out more.
Explore the thrilling history of castles and the people who lived in them in the Middle Ages in this simple and exciting introduction. Each page is colourfully illustrated with scenes from medieval life, alongside photographs of historical artefacts, medieval re-enactments and castles that are still standing today.
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