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About this book

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  • Over 60 flaps to lift to discover the wonderful, mysterious and often funny stories behind some of the world’s most ground-breaking inventions.
  • Featuring eye-catching illustrations, quirky facts, and surprises such as flaps within flaps.
  • With internet links to websites to find out more and design your own inventions.
“A hands-on science lesson!”
Lancashire Evening Post

Alex Frith

Alex Frith

Alex Frith has been a children's author for more than a decade, covering every topic on Earth, from prehistoric animals to robots with artificial intelligence, and everything under the Sun, from the origins of the Universe to the adventures of Thor, God of Thunder. At home he reads too many comics, and attempts to raise three children with an awful lot of help from his wife, and no help at all from his cat.


Press Reviews

There’s a lot to be said for flaps. They draw out curiosity (who wouldn’t want to know what is hidden behind a flap), they introduce drama to reading (what’s going to be revealed…?) and they keep hands busy (great if your reader isn’t one who likes to sit still), so See Inside Inventions was already looking like a winner, even before we started reading... when we did start reading, we loved the book even more.
Playing by the Book blog
Find out more about the world's most fascinating and funny inventions.
Hay Fever blog
I absolutely loved the interactivity of this ‘lift the flaps’ book... What’s more it is not just a parade of facts – we find out about people and the history behind the inventions, essential context to make the science interesting.
Popular Science
Famous inventions often come about for strange reasons and this book shows how things were invented, often by chance, such as the sticky burrs on a dog's coat that led to the introduction of velcro.. Lift the flaps (over 60 of them) to reveal intricate drawings which show the hidden workings inside inventions. Engines, flying machines, electricity and more - all explained in easy-to-understand language.
Parents in Touch
I would recommend this book. I liked the flaps and pictures. The information was interesting. Some of it I already knew, but there was lots I didn’t. I liked reading about the Swiss engineer who invented Velcro. He got the idea from the burrs that stuck to his dog.
Angus Whitworth, age 9, The Times Eureka Magazine

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