By Alexandra Jacobs
Updated September 04, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Workman, a publisher whose forte is brightly boxed innovations that are bookish even when they’re not exactly books (Page-a-Day calendars, etc.), has another nifty category enlarger in these ”decks of knowledge,” study aids that can be spread out like a fan. The ones we saw covered pooches, trees — this was the most successful, since the leaves, so to speak, are actual size — and presidents, in practical but not impersonal detail (Clinton is described as ”refulgent”; look it up). The most fun this side of cue cards. B+

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