Are We Having Fun Yet?: The Human Quest for a Good Time (Hardcover)

Are We Having Fun Yet?: The Human Quest for a Good Time By Maria Birmingham, Katy Dockrill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Birmingham, Katy Dockrill (Illustrator)
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Humans have searched out fun for centuries.

Chariot races. Dueling crickets. Roller coasters. Rubik's Cubes. It seems we've always had a knack for finding interesting ways to have a good time. Of course, it wasn't always that way. Our earliest ancestors had to worry more about survival than finding something to do in their free time. But as we evolved and daily living got a little easier, we began to think a bit more about entertainment.

In Are We Having Fun Yet?, readers follow the evolution of fun. It started simply, with storytelling by a fire. Soon it grew into activities like banquets, spectator sports, theater and fairs, to name just a few. Today huge theme parks attract thrill-seekers and people step into virtual worlds for fun. And that's just scratching the surface. With things like virtual reality, fidget spinners and global phenomena like Pok mon Go, who knows what the future of fun will hold

About the Author

Maria Birmingham has worked in the children's publishing industry for over 25 years. She is the award-winning author of several books for young people, including Snooze-O-Rama: The Strange Ways That Animals Sleep and A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars. She lives in Brampton, Ontario, with her family. Katy Dockrill is a Toronto-based illustrator. An honours graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design, she brings the simplest drawings to life with her fresh, cheerful and playfully detailed brush-and-ink work, a style her international and local clients expect and love. She has illustrated such books as Women Win the Vote! 19 for the 19th Amendment, A Voice for the Spirit Bears: How One Boy Inspired Millions to Save a Rare Animal and City of Water.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781459830943
ISBN-10: 1459830946
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Pages: 80
Language: English