A book quite unlike any other, Wrong Boy’s History of Earth by Will Bishop-Stephens is so beautifully silly I’d class it a minor masterpiece. Dressed up as a school exercise book, the joy in this book is all in the way it’s written and illustrated – as if by a child. There are some smashing insights to be found within its pages, such as: “Cranes are interesting because they haven’t changed much since they were first invented, because they are very good at what they do. In this way they are like algae and Great White Sharks.”
It looks like this inside:
Anyone who likes nonsense with heart, and with a touch of education (well, mis-education) thrown in, will love this.