"Absolutely Everything is groundbreaking because it uses a wider historical context and synthesis as a starting point. Children can read about the Vikings, but also see what was going on in the Islamic empire, as well as finding out what the Carolingians and Charlemagne were up to. This book offers far more than just facts and knowledge to be absorbed and invites the child reader to think, make connections, and see history in a wider context. This makes it uniquely useful as a primary and early secondary resource".
[...] Absolutely Everything is an ambitious concept and a stunningly realised achievement. I can't wait to see Absolutely Everything Else - the sequel that promises to cover even more in an 'entirely different way'. I would highly recommend this for children aged 10-13, Year 6, 7 and 8 classrooms, and school libraries in Key Stages 2 and 3."
* The Schools Reading List *
"Perfect for any child who wants to know about absolutely everything."
* Telegraph Christmas Books 2018 *
"From the Big Bang to computer technology, it tells, in simple, chatty sentences, a story that tries to account for as much as possible about our world."
* Sunday Times Children's Books of the Year *
"Absolutely fascinating. I love the mixture of information, humour, photographs, illustrations and reflection. This creates a book that is fun and easy to read and accessibly informative...[It] can be enjoyed and appreciated by all the family."
* Juno *
"Simply wonderful! An absorbing book with a superb approach to mankind's history."
* Parents in Touch *
"This is a book to dip into, return to and one that will also inspire readers to discover more themselves."
* Books for Keeps *
"A sensational ride across Earth's history."
* Science + Nature *
"An amazing book about the history of everything...it deserves to be kept forever."
* Scoop Magazine *
"Informative and fun: my 10-year-old son loved it."
* Country and Town House *
"Something for everybody, enough mini-disgusting factlets to tempt ten year olds to delve into our amazing history."
* Irish Examiner *
"Everything a young reader could want from a book."
* Evening Echo, Cork *
"One perfect gict book!"
* Lancashire Evening Post *
"Anyone who is curious, love history and learning will thoroughly love this book."
* The Reading Zone *
"An incredible book from start to finish...will appeal to adults and children alike."
* BooksforTopics Blog *
"Absolutely INCREDIBLE... a book of beauty that will inspire a new generation. A time-travelling trek through Planet Earth as you've never seen it before."
* thereaderteacher.com *
"A winner, add it to your Christmas shopping list!"
* Read it, Daddy! *
"A real dip-into read which will appeal to the insatiably curious."
* Book Murmuration *
"Engaging, engrossing and incredible! A book to pore over and get lost in - for adults and children!"
* Library Girl and Book Boy *
"An incredible collection of all the facts you could POSSIBLY think of. This book would make the perfect gift for a budding historian for Christmas."
* A Little But a Lot *
Absolutely wonderful! I wish they'd had books like this when I was young"
-- Anthony Horowitz
"I think Absolutely Everything is absolutely amazing. It manages to explain our entire world history in an informed, entertaining and truly accessible way. Children will love it - and adults too!"
-- Jacqueline Wilson
"From the Big Bang to yesterday's breakfast, this book of fun and discovery makes sense of it ALL."
-- Martin Brown, co-author, Horrible Histories
"Just gobbling up more of Absolutely Everything! What a fabulously engaging read. Non-fiction that rolls along like an adventure novel. It's a great book written with enormous vitality. Chris's enthusiasm shines through and is completely infectious. Love it!"
-- Nicola Davies, zoologist and children's author
"A riveting mosaic of exciting true stories...I couldn't put it down!"
-- Deborah Heiligman, award-winning author of Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers