Since its establishment in the year 1974, Dorling Kindersley (DK) has successfully published hundreds of books for children and adults covering a wide range of topics from cooking to horses. The books published for children are very popular worldwide because of the knowledge imparted by these books through lucid language and attractive pictures. DK has published books for kids starting with toddlers till children of 8+ years.
The Big Book
Big Book of Knowledge serves as a mini encyclopedia introducing children to the world of arts, science and social science in a way they would enjoy and learn at the same time. This book is divided into four chapters as given below:
Earth and Space In this chapter, children come across the various geographical aspects of the earth, which are illustrated with beautiful pictures. This part explains the basics of earth and sky, touching on topics like satellites and solar systems among others. With the diagrams, the kids find it easier to relate to and the simple language holds their interest.
The Natural World Here, kids can learn about various topics related to nature, flora and fauna. It mainly covers seven different topics like plant life, sea life, insects and spiders, dinosaurs, birds, mammals and the human body. Each of these topics extensively covers the basics of it and explains the concepts related to it with well defined relevant pictures. This way, children get the basic idea about the composition of the nature.
Our World Revolving around the human world, this topic focuses on the evolution of human race like never before. The illustrations help kids in understanding the process of evolution from apes to the present form. Apart from that, this topic also has a dedicated section for arts and science, food and farming and people and places, which gives a brief introduction to the kids about the different groups of people living in different parts of the world.
Science and Technology Starting with the evolution of science, this topic revolves around the development of human race with the development of science. It covers topics like science and machines, energy and industry and transportation, some of the important elements that affect our lives on a day to day basis. Once the kids are introduced to such topics, they know the fundamentals and can build on it in the future.
Encyclopedia is a treasure in itself and this is one such book for kids that help them in the early stages of mental and scientific development. It not only awakens interest and curiosity among children, but also encourages them to build on the knowledge that they have been introduced to through these books. This Big Book of Knowledge by DK Publishers is a gem of a book that initiates thinking process in young minds.