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.



ISBN: 9781912920648
Series:Britannica 5-Minute Really True Stories
Audience: Children / Juvenile
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 15 Oct 2020
Publisher: What on Earth Publishing Ltd
Publication City, Country: United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 26.7(H) x 19.7(L)



"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 *

"I could not think of a better way to make a small personal contribution in these difficult times than by making these beautiful stories about the magical world available for younger people to listen to as they fall asleep. After recording all 30 stories, I came away with a spring in my step, feeling a little younger and a little wiser for it."

-- Joanna Lumley * BookBrunch *

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

-- Claire Allfree * The Telegraph *

"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."

-- Joanna Lumley * The Telegraph *

"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 Bedtime is a novel take on children's non-fiction; it's a lovely book perfect for inquisitive children, everywhere. The magic of fiction at bedtime is irreplaceable, but books like this show how true stories can wow too."

-- Robin Brooks * Geek Dad *

"The parcelling up of information into easily digestible chunks is such a great idea ... By breaking things down into bedtime-story sized chunks, and backing the stories up with delightful illustrations, the Really True Stories for Bedtime delivers perfectly edible nuggets of information."

-- Robin Brooks * Geek Dad *


Author Biography

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.

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