Choose your own path through this hilarious world of 400 facts, all of which are verified by Encyclopaedia Britannica

Welcome to FACTopia!, a wonderland of crazily connected facts.

Publication date: 4th May 2021

Choose your own path through this hilarious world of 400 facts, all of which are verified by Encyclopaedia Britannica. Every fact in the book is connected to the next in an ingenious trail of information.

 Here’s a sneak peak inside FACTopia!: 


Did you know that a squid has a brain shaped like a doughnut? Or that some butterflies drink turtle tears? Hop from topic to topic in unexpected and delightful ways, and discover what connects a giraffe with the Eiffel tower, or a slice of pizza with Cleopatra. On your awe-inspiring journey, you will find out extraordinary facts about space, bones, dinosaurs, spiders, sharks, robots, ancient Rome and more.

And there’s not just one trail through these pages: sometimes your path branches and you can choose to jump to a totally different, but still connected, part of the book. Where will your curiosity take you? 

This wittily illustrated book is the perfect gift to inspire and delight curious kids aged 8+

Author: Kate Hale

Illustrator: Andy Smith

  • Hardcover : 208 pages
  • ISBN : 9781912920716
  • Reading age : 8 – 12 years
  • Grade level : 3 – 7
  • Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6.1 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches


Kirkus Reviews

“Free association rules in this gathering of hundreds of facts about science, technology, and the natural world.”

Chris Routh, librarian, @writeaboutbooks, Twitter

"In this original take on presenting/reading non-fiction have fun exploring an amazing collection of interconnected facts. Follow trails from one bite size piece of info to another or jump to something (a bit) different."

Library Girl and Book Boy, Twitter

"Absolutely brilliant! The fact-fiends in my household are going to love it - packed with weird & wonderful facts, linked in the most obscure ways. Fantastic!"

Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub

"There is more than one trail through the wealth of facts included so divergent thinkers can choose to follow their own path … Andy Smith’s 300+ illustrations are huge fun and add to the enjoyment of this collection of facts for curious children (and the occasional adult I suspect)."

Tom Tolkien, The School Reading List

"There’s something for everyone in this compelling and highly readable mini-encyclopedia. This brightly illustrated small hardback is an ideal resource for children to dip into."

@AssetReadingAdvocate, Twitter

"A bright and bold addition to my bookshelf."

Kate Heap, Scope for Imagination

"The bright orange cover is so appealing … Inside, the bite-sized facts are easy to read and digest prompting thought and discussion long after the book has been closed. The illustrations are fun and dominate the page while the arrows between the facts prompt even the most reluctant reader to investigate further."

Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

"This coruscating cornucopia of extraordinary facts is truly a fun and fact-filled reading adventure."

@i_teach_things Twitter

"A goldmine of incredible information presented by linking one fact to the next."

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