Monday, September 24, 2018

Around the World in 80 Ways

Kids will enjoy travelling the world via 80 means of transportation. What a fun way to learn about some lesser known ways of getting around while getting a glimpse of worldwide scenery.  The author has also sprinkled fun historical tidbits throughout. Illustrations completely fill each page and there are oodles of things to explore on each page. Each reading will yield new details!

Ways I can see families and educators using this book:
  • Fun visual catalog of every imaginable form of transportation
  • Springboard to research what countries use that form of transportation
  • Look up when each mode of transportation first came into use
  • Write a story about the people you find in the book
The last double page spread of the book provides a visual table of contents. You get a thumbnail sketch of the featured mode of transportation along with the page number.  I think it would have been nice to also include an alphabetized index for ease in returning to a favorite method of transportation but admit that the unique index is fun. Makes it easy for youngsters to find their favorite modes of transportation with the book. 

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Around the World in 80 Ways from NetGalley. No other compensation was received.

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