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The story of toilets, telephones and other useful inventions

Series: Young Reading Series 1
By Katie Daynes

Hardback with ribbon marker
£4.99

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An amusing and informative history of the toilet, from cavemen’s holes in the ground to Thomas Crapper’s flushing toilet. Equally interesting tales of telephones, frozen food, soccer nets, safety razors and space inventions follow… A hardback gift edition with a colourful satin ribbon marker. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone.

Book information

Age
5+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
680L
Book Band
Gold
CEFR Level
B2
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746062210
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Adam Larkum

Author information

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.

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