A Very Curious Christmas

£14.99

A Very Curious Christmas is a fabulous book by popular science author and TV presenter Maddie Moate that delves into the history and traditions of Christmas.  Many of these features we take for granted but have we ever stopped to consider what they mean and where they have come from?  For instance, why do presents get stuffed into stockings? Why is turkey the popular choice for Christmas dinner? These and many more matters are investigated in this fun facts book.  There are also plenty of experiments and activities suggested that can be done easily at home.

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A Very Curious Christmas

Festive Fun and Seasonal Science from Around the World

Maddie Moate, illustrated by Paul Boston

(Penguin)

Popular science author Maddie Moate lifts the lid on all things Christmas in A Very Curious Christmas.  The festive season is one of the most favourite times in the year for people, but how often have you stopped to think about some of the most familiar features of the holiday?  This smashing little book reveals many of the extraordinary real stories behind the traditions.
For instance, do you know why Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25th?  Furthermore, why are presents put into stockings? Why is Father Christmas sometimes called Santa Claus?  What is the reason why the turkey is the main feature of Christmas dinner?  Moreover, what type of foods do other nations and cultures eat on the day?
Another winning feature of this book is that there are a number of activities and experiments proffered – simple tests that can be done at home.   In Maddie Moate’s book you can discover amazing facts about winter science, weather and nature.  We also delve into the history of Christmas celebrations around the world.  The funny and accessible text is brilliantly complimented by Paul Boston’s illustrations.
Bookwagon is pleased to offer many books with ideas for activities, including Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists.

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