What’s the Difference?
Emma Strack and Guillaume Plantevin
Have you ever been curious about the difference between a grasshopper and a cricket?
Or perhaps pondered on what makes a clementine different from a mandarin – I’ve never been able to get that straight; ditto a peach and a nectarine.
Feeling rotten? Maybe you’ve caught a virus – or is it in fact, something caused by bacteria?
And when do shorts become Bermuda shorts and vice-versa? I can remember at grammar school being told my games shorts, actually more like a divided skirt, should be 3 inches from the ground when kneeling, so surely those were technically bermudas. Who knows.
Seemingly in this case, as with all the 40 pairs in this fascinating book, the devil or rather the difference comes down to the detail.
The stylishly illustrated potpourri refines the distinctions between pairs of animals, items of food and drink, geographical subjects, fashion items, things to do with the human body and finally, city things.
Each double spread offers an introductory paragraph and there are fascinating facts, amusing trifles and other snippets of information all invitingly presented, making this a book that you think you might dip into for a few minutes but then find you’ve spent an hour digging around, poring over the graphic style art work as well as the text.