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The unexplained, the unreal, the unusual, the unthinkable, the undead - now in paperbackLet your child in on some incredible truths about mind-boggling confidential secrets and conspiracy theories 'they' don't want anyone to know about.From where the Bermuda Triangle is, whether alien abductions actually happen, and the truth about crop circles your child will explore lost worlds, unravel secret codes, marvel at mysterious places and meet spooks, spies, secret keepers and scandal makers of the world. A behind-the-scenes, full-disclosure investigation into all the most intriguing mysteries that have made history. But ssh! Don't tell a soul.
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Grade 4–9—This entertaining look at oddities, mysteries, and unexplained phenomena successfully adapts the innovative format first seen in Pick Me Up (DK, 2006). Nearly 100 topics are covered, mostly on spreads, each with a unique look. "Who Are the Men in Black?" uses a captioned street map to present facts and theories (Nazca Lines, Bermuda Triangle, Atlantis), for example, while cases of "Spontaneous Combustion" appear on illustrations of burning paper. Occasional foldouts, liftable flaps, and vertical page turns add more variety. Beyond the strong visual appeal, many layouts convey information effectively, such as the color-coded flow chart that tracks the mysterious disappearance of "Lord Lucan." Individual entries can stand alone, but cross-references at the bottom of the page encourage jumps to related topics in a manner that simulates Web page links. "Hidden Gold," for instance, can lead to "Paris Underground," "Kremlin," and further exploration. With rare exceptions, cross-reference series are not circular, so starting at a random page sets off a long series of intriguing leaps. The index provides access to specific topics, though broader subjects applying to several entries, such as "crime" or "spying," do not appear. Most libraries will discard the clever cardboard packaging that simulates a silver jail cell, but the overflowing collage of images on the regular cover works fine. The exciting design, cleverly organized information, and perennial kid-appeal of the topics should make this a popular title, and it may easily lead readers to pursue other books on topics that catch their interest.—Steven Engelfried, Multnomah County Library, OR
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Do Not Open is lavishly illustrated, well thought out and lots of fun. * Times Educational Supplement *
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111405322071
Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1405322071