Thursday, December 13, 2018
Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World
This is exactly the kind of book that grabs my attention: a clear title (with a gorgeous font), and a beautiful visual sampling of what the reader will find inside the book. After perusing the cover, the delight continues with a beautiful world map with representative illustrations of animals or landmarks of each continent. The table of contents is divided into Continents and their respective wonders. A great complement to any world history or geography study.
Following the table of contents, readers will find good sized thumbnail images of each of the wonders they'll encounter in the pages of the book. Another feast for the eyes that adds anticipation for each location to be explored.
Each continent has an introductory page with a map that clearly shows the countries within that area as well as a brief overview of the area. Key "wonders" are included on that map and then explained in more detail in the pages that follow. Children can peruse at their own pace and digest as much information as they want to.
Don't throw out your traditional atlas but make sure you have this one on hand to introduce the world and all its wonders to the youngest of readers. Little ones can pore over the pictures, older ones can listen to a parent reading to them and developing readers can work their way through the bite-size captions sprinkled throughout.
At the end, there are more than 60 thumbnails of additional things for a child to go back and find throughout the book. And following that, is a very comprehensive index for locating countries and landmarks. This is a fabulous reference for any home, school or public library. Older readers may find a topic they'd like to research further with the help of a parent. Such a great way to engage a child's mind! This would make a marvelous Christmas gift for any age!
Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Atlas of Adventure: Wonders of the World from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.