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The story of toilets, telephones and other useful inventions

The story of toilets, telephones and other useful inventions

Young Reading Series 1
The story of toilets, telephones and other useful inventions

  • 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.

Hardback with ribbon marker:

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Extra information

Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 5+

Lexile Measure: 680L

Book Band: 9 - Gold

CEFR Level: B2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
ISBN: 9780746062210
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Illustrator: Adam Larkum

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.

Katie Daynes

Extras

  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.