The Street Beneath My Feet

The Street Beneath My Feet

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Picked by the Guardian as one of '15 Modern Classics' books

This award-winning, double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. The underground scenes include tunnels and pipes, creatures' burrows, layers of rock, and the planet's molten core, each running seamlessly into the next.

Mixing urban and rural settings, covering subjects such as geology, archaeology, and natural history, The Street Beneath My Feet offers children the opportunity to explore their world through a detailed learning experience. And its foldout, laperello (or concertina) style, which extends to 2.5 meters in length, is ideal for spreading out on the floor to pore over for hours.

Explore even more of the world with The Skies Above My Eyes (August 2018) and The World Around Me (October 2020), companion books from the Look Closer series.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 20 pages
  • 320 x 350 x 20mm | 734g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. num. col. ills.
  • 1784937312
  • 9781784937317
  • 2,934

Review Text

'This ingeniously designed and expanding book uncovers facts and knowledge about the earth, layer by layer.' The Guardian 20170624
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Review quote

'Takes readers on a journey to the centre of the earth, layer by layer, it's imaginatively conceived for budding geologists aged six and above' * New Statesman * 'An extraordinary unfolding book to take young geologists to the Earth's core and back again, with richly enticing illustrations.' * Metro * 'A fascinating journey introducing children to physical geography...jammed-packed with details and facts' * Armadillo * 'This gorgeous fold-out book takes us deep below ground, to discover all the different layers under the surface' * The Week Junior * 'A double-sided fold-out book that delves underground to reveal everything that happens beneath our feet, both in the city and the countryside. Playful, informative and with fabulous illustrations by Zommer.' * Huffington Post * 'This ingeniously designed and expanding book uncovers facts and knowledge about the earth, layer by layer.' * The Guardian *
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About Charlotte Guillian

Charlotte Guillain lives in Oxfordshire, UK, with her husband and co-author Adam and their two children. She writes fiction and non-fiction for children, including the picture book Spaghetti with the Yeti, which was shortlisted for Oscar's First Book Prize 2014 and has featured in CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Her first book in collaboration with illustrator Yuval Zommer, The Street Beneath My Feet, was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2018 and named an ALSC Notable Children's Book 2018 in the All Ages category, as well as being selected by the Guardian as one of 15 'modern classics'. Charlotte and Yuval's follow-up title, The Skies Above My Eyes, continues with the innovative concertina format of their first book, this time looking up at the sky and universe above us.

Yuval Zommer graduated from the Royal College of Art with an M.A. in illustration and pursued a successful career in advertising before returning to his true love of children's literature. Following the release of his debut picture book, The Big Blue Thing On The Hill, Yuval hasn't looked back. The Street Beneath My Feet, Yuval's first title for words & pictures, in collaboration with author Charlotte Guillain, was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2018 and named an ALSC Notable Children's Book 2018 in the All Ages category, as well as being selected by the Guardian as one of 15 'modern classics'. Yuval and Charlotte's follow-up title, The Skies Above My Eyes, continues with the innovative concertina format of their first book, this time looking up at the sky and universe above us. He lives and works in London.
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Rating details

289 ratings
4.47 out of 5 stars
5 58% (167)
4 34% (97)
3 8% (22)
2 0% (1)
1 1% (2)
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