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ISBN:9781553371793
publisher: Kids Can Press

Transformed

How Everyday Things Are Made

illustrated by Bill Slavin

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edition:Hardcover
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published: Sep 2005
ISBN:9781553371793
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

CDs start out as sand. Blackboard chalk comes from tiny sea creatures. The objects all around us --- every single product in the world --- is made from elements found in nature. Discover how nature is transformed into more than 60 things we eat, drink, play with, wear or use every day.

Technology changes constantly, but the stages raw materials go through to become finished objects remain much the same. On every page of this big book, these processes are described and illustrated step by step. The text and artwork combine playfulness with encyclopedic attention to detail.

This unique and fascinating book will inform and entertain every step of the way. Includes a glossary, index and further resources to help children, parents and teachers.

About the Author

Bill Slavin

BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated illustrator who lives in Millbrook Ontario. He has illustrated over 40 books for children, including The Cat Came Back.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Winner, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Winner, Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council
  • Short-listed, Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Winner, Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Short-listed, Independant Publisher Book Award
Editorial Reviews

Transformed provides illuminating answers to the questions that children ask and that adults forget they've wondered.

— ForeWord

A jaunty and enthusiastic foray into how stuff is made.

— Booklist

[F]ascinating picture of modern manufacturing

— Booklinks

[L]ively presentation.

— School Library Journal

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Transformed: How Everyday Things Are Made

How do CDs start out as sand? Discover the stages raw materials go through to become finished objects. The text and artwork blend playfulness with encyclopedic attention to detail.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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