Can you imagine a world without books? What if writing simply didn't exist?This series takes readers (Ages 8-12) on a historical journey, examining how people coped in the past and how they developed ingenious ways to make life safer and less unpleasant. Each book features full-color cartoon-style illustrations and hilarious speech bubbles to heighten interest, making the series attractive even to reluctant readers. It might sound unbelievable, but books have actually been around for thousands of years-a lot longer than we've had paper and ink This title in the fantastic new You Wouldn't Want to Live Without series traces the history of books from their earliest origins as clay tablets to their very latest form-the e-book. You'll learn how important they've been to our culture and civilization, and soon see why you really, really, wouldn't want to live without them.