Contents of the work


Poetry and songs
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Poetry and songs

Volume 1

A compilation of nursery rhymes, Popular songs, riddles and humorous compositions, partly written for this work and partly chosen from among the best Spanish-speaking authors. Artistic and modern color drawings illustrate the texts and turn the volume into one of the most beautiful lps of its kind in the world.. An index of authors and another of titles or first verses of the poems complete the work.

Tales and fables
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Tales and fables

Volume 2

A selection made especially for children, of the most beautiful animal stories, fairies, myths and legends and fables ancient and modern. The classic tales of Andersen and the Brothers Grimm and the fables of Aesop stand out for their beauty. An index of authors completes the work.

Children around the world
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Children around the world

Volume 3

Stories without great difficulty and of marked interest, written by authors from the four continents, that reflect the currents of current world children's literature. In the selection, the literary quality of the different authors has been taken into account, choosing those that best describe the character and customs of the children of each country. Illustration, as international as the text, has been made expressly for this volume by illustrators from all the countries represented. Complete the volume an index with the most difficult words used in the stories, as well as another of authors.

Earth and space
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Earth and space

Volume 4

What is the difference between a meteor and a shooting star? What is quicksand? How many stars are there? Where does the wind blow? Why does a geyser sprout from the Earth? All these questions will find a clear answer in this volume that deals with the Earth and what is outside it. The child can also find complete information about the planets, time, the surface of the earth, stations, natural sources of wealth, etc. Complete the volume an alphabetical index of words and concepts.

Animals
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Animals

Volume 5

Animals everywhere! The life and customs of more than four hundred of them, from the prehistoric dinosaur to the dog family, from the gigantic blue whale to the microscopic paramecium, from the slow turtle to the swift eagle, fill the pages of this volume. Differences between very similar species are also explained, precise ideas about ecology, feeding ways, etc.
Over five hundred animal illustrations, most of them in color, provided by specialist photographers and draftsmen from around the world, help introduce the child to the wonders of the animal world. Complete the volume, a list of the best known animals, and another with the words of difficult understanding, as well as an alphabetical index.

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The plants

Volume 6

An amazing trip to the Green Kingdom, full of continuous discoveries such as that of plants that swim, the one that looks like rocks, or that of those that eat insects as well as abundant information on why leaves change color or what plants do in winter is in this volume.
The child is made to see that plants are essential for human life: in one way or another they provide all the food that man eats, they make oxygen, they are used to make medicines, dresses, paper, etc. However, the man treats them badly, polluting the soil in which they live, the air they use and the waters they need. A list of difficult words and an alphabetical index complete the volume.

How things work
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How things work

Volume 7

The explanation of the operation of more than five hundred simple machines, From lock keys and bicycle bells to electrical circuits and retro-action rockets that slow down spacecraft.. Photographs and drawings help to understand how the main mechanical and technological systems work. Complete the volume an alphabetical index.

How things are done
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How things are done

Volume 8

The answer to countless who, what, why, where, when and how of the world of business and technology is given to the child. You are informed of how they are made, distribute, sell and use more than five hundred items. Who can write with a piece of rock? Why do some coins have wavy edges? How do you put the toothpaste inside the tubes ? This volume answers these and many other questions children ask about the things they see every day.. Two chapters entitled “What is the economy?"And" Create a city "show the influence that the economy and local government have on business and technology and teach the child to make decisions in these fields. Complete the volume an alphabetical index.

What do people do
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What do people do

Volume 9

Introducing the child to the world of work, classifying trades by the dresses worn in them, the tools used, the functions that are fulfilled. More than three hundred jobs are described from the point of view of daily activity and the role it plays in society. The last chapters talk about the need for teamwork to make the main social activities possible, as the transports, the comunications, education and safeguarding public health and safety. Complete the volume an alphabetical index.

Wonderful places
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Wonderful places

Volume 10

This volume of geography guides the child on a visit to famous places around the world and is an introduction to the cultural heritage of man. Illustrations make it possible for the most exotic places to become familiar and the most familiar, interesting. The seven wonders of the ancient world are presented, a visit is made to the ruins of the Ma- chu Picchu, to the tombs of the pharaohs, to the great wall of china, to the wonderful architecture of the Taj Mahal and the mysterious stones of Stonehenge. The volume is completed by three maps with the location of the places described in the book and an alphabetical index.

Do it yourself
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Do it yourself

Volume 11

A selection of manual works adapted to the ability and ability of schoolchildren around the world. The child feels guided and advised in the realization of more than four hundred models, most of which can be made with readily available materials. The end result is a diverse collection of clay objects., cardboard and wood, of paintings of all kinds, of mobiles and articulated dolls. Complete the volume an alphabetical index.

 

Watch and learn
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Watch and learn

Volume 12

It is an introduction to the observation and analysis of the things that surround us. The child discovers the language of colors, the meaning of spaces and shadows, communication by gestures and expressions and the information provided by signs and symbols. further, your attention is drawn to such important artistic concepts as composition and perspective. Complete the volume an alphabetical index.

 

Discover art / Mathematics
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Discover art / Mathematics

Volume 13

This volume, introduction to the world of Art and the art of the World, invites the child to look around with creative imagination. Works of art of great interest to him have been selected, already because what is represented in them is part of the child's daily experience, already for the convenience that the child focuses their curiosity and interest on them. More than two hundred paintings are reproduced in color, sculptures, Photographs, murals, posters and tapestries by artists as old as the Sumerians and as modern as Picasso or Miró. End the volume with a complete index of artists and works.

NOTE: Discover the art is not available yet. In his replacement, we have shared the tome “Mathematics” which belongs to another edition of the work.

As I am
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As I am

Volume 14

Through the pages of this volume the child can get to know himself both in his physical appearance and in his quality of subject with emotions, thoughts and social relationships. Sees himself as a person, with your individual strengths and weaknesses, and at the same time appreciates the relationships you have with others, noticing that their problems hardly differ from those of other children. More than four hundred photographs, drawings and diagrams help make the text understandable. The chapter “I outside and inside” is illustrated with drawings of maximum clarity that show the position of the different systems and the main organs of the body. A vocabulary of difficult words and an alphabetical index complete the volume.

Guide for parents
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Guide for parents

Volume 15

This last volume of the work describes the growth and development of the child from birth to adolescence and gives parents the key to measure their progression. In a chapter, a group of specialists treat difficult situations that may arise during adoption, the death of one of the parents, subnormal or retarded children, etc. A medical dictionary defines more than two hundred words related to the diseases and anomalies of the child. The volume is completed by a guide to the proper use of all volumes and a complete alphabetical index of the entire work.