National Geographic : 1927 Nov
THEY WILL NEVERi FOR ET What They Learn for Themselves in The Book of Knowledge Way CHILDREN learn with amazing ease, when they are really interested. Boys and girls who have The Book of Knowledge, The Children's Encyclopedia, in their homes are learning all the time. They find here the answers to all their questions, with explanations so clear, straightforward and attractive that they cannot fail to remember. Thus their own curiosity teaches them. Beginning with the Wonder Questions, they go from one to another of the 18 departments: The Earth, Familiar Things, Animal Life, Plant Life, Our Own Life, United States, All Countries, Men and Women, Stories, Poetry, Literature, Fine Arts, Helps to Learning, Things to Make and Do, etc. the essential knowledge of the world. 15,000 Pictures The natural method of learn ing is eye-learning. Your chil dren ask, "Where does the day begin?" "Why is it dark at night?" "What holds a bubble together?" When you explain, what is it you do? You try to FR to Parents T -This Big make them SEE. You draw a mental pic ture for them, because pictures are short cuts to understanding. There are, in The Book of Knowledge, 15,000 striking edu cational pictures, in color, gravure and black and white. Interestingly, vividly, at a glance they show the life-stories of plants and animals, the deeds of history, the treasures of art, the workings of ma chinery and the discoveries of science in a way that words alone could never do. Told in the Words Children Know The pictures lead the children's attention natu rally to the text, and they will spend hours at a time reading one after another of the fascinat ing chapters. This wonderful educational plan is the idea of a father who loved his child and was determined to give him the best possible start in the race for knowledge. Now The Book of Knowledge is in the homes o of more than 2,000,000 children, has been translated into five foreign lan guages, won eleven great interna tional medals and is endorsed by parents and educators everywhere. As one mother writes: "There is something missing from the lives of children who grow up without it." 54-Page Illustrated Sample Sec tion from the NEW EDITION _- - -- _- -. _ --- -- -- - -- Your Children Will Be Delighted with This Free Book SContents: Color plate of butterflies; reproductions in gravure of old-world buildings and famous paintings; The GreatWall of China; I Transformations of Plants; Queer Animals; Why Do I Dream? ! I Little Ships; some popular poems; a complete story; games, etc. I | Mail this coupon and the Free Booklet will be sent to you at once. I I I N am e .................................................................................... National Geographic Magazine 11-27 Address ........ ........... ................... ......... ............................ L Mail to The Grolier Society, Dept. 135, 2 West 45th Street, New York, N. Y.