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See inside Planet Earth

Series: See inside
By Katie Daynes


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A brilliant flap book that delves deep into the mysteries of the geography of the Earth. Each page is covered with flaps that reveal and explain the Earth's structure, climate and environments, from desert to arctic tundra. Includes pages revealing the problems of climate change and ways to reduce global warming. With over 80 sturdy flaps, and internet links to websites to find out more.

Book information

Key Stage
KS1/2 E/G/S
ISBN: 9780746087541
Peter Allen

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.


Silver Award - Geographical Association Awards 2009

This is a rich source of geographical information presented in an engaging format. Issues are presented in an easy-to-understand, but not over-simplified manner, providing a clear agenda for action on global problems in a format that will appeal to young children. It will be a valuable addition to any school's library. The lift-the-flap format encourages hands-on involvement and the high quality, robust presentation will make this a long-lasting and durable resource.

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“See Inside Planet Earth”
My five year old is very interested in facts and loves this book. Since having it we have gone on to buy several more of the series, all of which he finds really interesting and asks for over and over again. His other particular favourite is 'See under the Sea'.

Press reviews

“Loads of easily accessible information is packed into this attractive interactive information book. Busy spreads draw readers in to explore different aspects of the Earth from where it is in the solar system to the geography you can find on it. And it’s easy to discover more by opening flaps.”
“Lift the flaps on each brightly coloured page of this book to uncover lots of amazing information about how the Earth works.”
“With over 80 flip-up panels, and packed with cheerful, cartoonish illustrations, this is an enjoyable, geographical starting point for age six upward. How can any youngster lift a flap in this book and not want to save the world! Winner of a silver award from the Geographical Association, when it was published in 2009, it's jokey and enticing, and 20p from every copy sold goes to Friends of the Earth.”
“This book would be an immediate hit in your class library, as it follows the popular interactive ‘flap’ format, loved by all children.”
“With over 80 flaps, this lively guide to our planet is packed full of interesting snippets of information, ideal for dipping into.”
“This book will tell your children all the things they need to know about the climate and nature and the world around them and give them an idea of how different other countries are.”
“A great way to inspire early interest in science and geography. This entertaining book is bound to captivate children as it explains the mysteries of Earth's geography and reveals hidden secrets of life on our planet with bright illustrations, fun facts and pull up flaps. A thought provoking book for kids. ”
“"perfect for readers aged 6+" ”
“The wealth of detail in the colourful, cheerful, cartoon-style illustrations makes repeated readings rewarding. There is a strong environmental theme throughout the book, and the final double-page spread is devoted to the small changes everyone can make to combat climate change.”


For links to specially selected websites with video clips and activities or a pronunciation guide for this book, visit the Usborne Quicklinks website.

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