Why do we sleep? Do animals dream? Where is the oldest bed in the world? In this compendium of 5-minute true stories, you will travel to Ancient Egypt to explore the five beds of Tutankhamun, jet off into space to see how astronauts get ready for bed, and plunge underwater to learn how hibernating turtles breathe through their bottoms. With up-to-the-minute, expert information and stunning illustrations, this book is the ultimate brainy bedtime companion for young children.

5 minute really true stories for bedtime - Sally Symes

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Title
5 minute really true stories for bedtime
Author
Sally Symes
format
Hardback
Publisher
Britannica Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20201015

Why do we sleep? Do animals dream? Where is the oldest bed in the world? In this compendium of 5-minute true stories, you will travel to Ancient Egypt to explore the five beds of Tutankhamun, jet off into space to see how astronauts get ready for bed, and plunge underwater to learn how hibernating turtles breathe through their bottoms. With up-to-the-minute, expert information and stunning illustrations, this book is the ultimate brainy bedtime companion for young children.

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Britannica Group is a global education leader with over 250 years of dedication to seeking out facts and providing insight into the mysteries of the universe. Britannica's mission to inspire curiosity and the joy of learning helps build the world's future thinkers and innovators.

"Nonfiction lovers will enjoy these short and intriguing pieces about the night: the starry skies, record-breaking beds, space travel, nocturnal jobs and animals."



The Times

"A brightly illustrated anthology of short factual pieces on the theme of 'night', from how sharks sleep, to what causes the Northern Lights."



The Telegraph - Claire Allfree

"I'm all for make-believe but there is something thrilling about facts that are often stranger than fiction. Reading and being read aloud to are almost the mainstays of life, they will always give you somewhere to escape. When things are bad or too much to bear, particularly now in this time of infection, a book is the best place to turn."



The Telegraph - Joanna Lumley

"This beautifully illustrated anthology occupies a curious space between a reference book and bedtime fables."



Big Issue North

"Why do we sleep? Where is the oldest bed in the world? How do sharks snooze underwater? This compendium of 30 Britannica verified true stories about bedtime takes you on a journey of wonder and learning to find out the answers to all this and more."



The Telegraph

"5-Minute Really True Stories for Bedtimeis a novel take on children's non-fiction; it's a lovely bookperfect for inquisitive children, everywhere. The magic of fiction at bedtime is irreplaceable, butbooks like this show how true stories can wow too."



Geek Dad - Robin Brooks

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Curiosities and wonders - Juvenile literature.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
191

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