Reach for the stars

FROM Stone Age to the Space Age, this week’s instalment of Disney’s The Wonderful World Of Knowledge shows how Great Inventions have helped to shape our way of life.

Favourite Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse take a magical journey through time in this latest title of the fascinating 24-set encyclopaedia to take a closer look at the ideas and innovation that have improved our work, home and leisure experiences.

It shows how people first rubbed sticks to make a fire and how water lifting tools developed by the Ancient Egyptians are still used today. There are examples of the different uses of the wheel, sections on different power sources, from steam to solar, and information on planes, trains and automobiles, as well as space rockets.

With other sections on food and drink, writing, clothing, medicine, photography and computers, there’s a broad range of ideas to explore, and the usual mix of amazing facts are scattered throughout.

Next week the adventure continues beyond the realms of our own planet into Space.

Nine-year-old Sarah Bambrick has had a preview of the book to tell us what is in store.

“This non-fiction book is all about space. It has got lots of bright colours and is very funny. It has an amazing fact on every page. The headings and sub-headings really stand out so you can read it,” she said.

“It is a very good book because it has all of the Disney characters, like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto the dog. Some of the photographs are really funny because they are cartoons.

“I would say this book would be a good book for children aged six to 11 because some words are quite big. Overall, this book is really great.”

Each title in the series costs £2.99 with the Morpeth Herald and is available from participating newsagents.

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