This is a lively, informative guide that shows what physics is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Written in a conversational style, this book offers children an approachable source of information on key subjects such as gravity, magnetism, thermodynamics and the solar system. Illustrated with humorous drawings, cartoons and diagrams by Adam Larkum, complicated topics are kept fun with a variety of techniques including comic strips and fact boxes. Simple experiments give children working examples to learn from.