Bill Slavin
Bill Slavin

CDs start out as sand. Blackboard chalk comes from tiny sea creatures. The objects all around us --- every single product in the world --- is made from elements found in nature. Discover how nature is transformed into more than 60 things we eat, drink, play with, wear or use every day.

Technology changes constantly, but the stages raw materials go through to become finished objects remain much the same. On every page of this big book, these processes are described and illustrated step by step. The text and artwork combine playfulness with encyclopedic attention to detail.

This unique and fascinating book will inform and entertain every step of the way. Includes a glossary, index and further resources to help children, parents and teachers.

978-1-55453-244-5 | Aug 1, 2007
List Price: USD $18.95, CAD $18.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 11 160 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

Educational Resources

Illustrated Guide

Awards & Reviews

“[F]ascinating picture of modern manufacturing”
— Booklinks, January 2006
“[L]ively presentation.”
— School Library Journal, January 2006
“Transformed provides illuminating answers to the questions that children ask and that adults forget they've wondered.”
— ForeWord, December 2005
“A jaunty and enthusiastic foray into how stuff is made.”
— Booklist, October 2005
2008 - Red Cedar Book Award, Winner
2007 - Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Winner
2007 - Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award, Short-listed
2006 - Independant Publisher Book Award, Short-listed
2006 - Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2006 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed

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