Education Pratham Books introduces Christopher Lloyd’s wallbook concept
Pratham books brings out Christopher Lloyd’s “The What on Earth? Wallbook” for India. The wallbook concept is a way of presenting a big picture to people — young and old alike — so their minds can meander freely and enjoy all aspects of a story.
The wallbook is the story of the Universe and our home, the planet Earth, over 13.7 billion years!
A reader can stand back in awe at this most extraordinary story of all, far more incredible than any fantasy or fiction.
Lloyd is the founder of "What on Earth Publishing Limited". He has a double first class degree in History from Cambridge University. He and his wife Virginia home-educated their two daughters. It is this experience that led him to write wallbooks on ‘Big History’, trying to connect subjects together through narrative and visualisation. “My main motive was to engage young people in non fiction,” says the author. The author and Andy Foreshow, the book’s illustrator, are currently working on the next wallbook, on science and engineering.
“The What on Earth? Wallbook” on India is in A3 size and comprises a remarkable 2.3 metre-long, fully illustrated timeline. It can either be read like a book or unfolded and stuck on a wall. The book also comes with a two-paged instruction sheet, for teachers, to use the book in fun and interesting ways for the students.
The book also has a Hindi version edited by Manisha Chaudhary and Rajesh Khan. The wallbook is among the initiatives of Pratham Books that aims for “a book in every child’s hand” at an affordable price.