Friday, October 4, 2013

PPBF: "Look-Alikes Around the World"


Today I have the most intriguing review to share with you.  Those who love mysteries, and are visually oriented, will love this book!  It will keep your kids (and you) entertained over and over again.

Source
Author: Joan Steiner
Photographer: Ogden Gigli
Designer: Stephen Blauweiss

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Date: 2007

Age Range: 4 to 99!
Genre: Non-fiction: Art

Themes: Puzzles, Famous Landmarks

First page: "Welcome to the World of Look-Alikes! No ordinary postcard would show you that the turrets of a French chateau look just like ice cream cones!  That's just one of hundreds of amazing things you'll discover in this album.  Come along on a look-alikes trip around the world and be astonished by what you find!  At the end of the album, you'll find more about each of the places we visited and a list of all the look-alikes in each postcard.  But don't peek till you're done searching.  The more you look, the more you see!"

Back Cover: "Take an eye-opening trip around the world!  Using everyday objects in ingenious ways, artist Joan Steiner has created three-dimensional scenes of more that 40 famous landmarks and familiar vacation locales-from the shores of Cape Cod and chateaux across Europe to the Egyptian pyramids and the majestic Taj Mahal.  Complete with photographs of the actual sites, fascinating facts, and more than 500 look-alikes to search for, this unique postcard album will challenge and captivate puzzlers of all ages."

Why I like this book:  Of course, there's the travel aspect, which I love, and discovering new cultures.  As I mentioned above, I am a visual learner, so this one intrigues me.  And so does the creativity of Blauweiss! When you discover the myriads of items he uses to depict the settings, it will make you giggle.

Here are some child-appropriate links:



-Famous landmarks quiz, here.

-Photos of 100 Famous landmarks, here

-World Book Trivia Quiz, here


Hope you enjoyed today's offering for Perfect Picture Book Fridays, when we review picture books which we deem worthy of mention.  This concept was created by Susanna Hill, and is a helpful resource for librarians, teachers and parents.  For a list of all books reviewed so far, along with activities to complement them, click here.


22 comments:

  1. Yes! We borrowed this book once. It is amazing. 'Come to think of it, I don't think our youngest has ever seen it. Off to the library . . . thanks!

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  2. Jarm, I love travel so this book would appeal to me, especially discovering the look-alikes. You find such interesting books, especially nonfiction. Great choice!

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    1. It's a fun challenge to look for interesting non-fiction PBs. Thanks for the encouragement, Patricia!

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  3. Oooh, it sounds very intriguing. Thank you!

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    1. It is, truly. And you are welcome, Barbara. . .hope you have the chance to read it some day!

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  4. Even as a grown-up I love these kind of books, trying to identify all the parts! Thanks for sharing this kid version.

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  5. That is so fun and creative! We watched a junk show yesterday where they built a great sculpture with scrap, it was amazing and some birds too.

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    1. It is amazing to see the creativity God has given folks!

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  6. I love photo books to learn as my won is learning. Thanks for sharing this title.

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    1. You are welcome, Stacy. . .I hope he has the chance to read it!

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  7. This looks very unusual and interesting. A chateau as ice cream cones...very cool.

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    1. It is cool. . .you will be amazed at all the details in these photos!

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  8. Wow, Jarm! this so does sound like a gem! I want to find this one. :)

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    1. You should be able to find it through inter-library loan, Clar. Hope you enjoy it!

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  9. This sounds unusual, interesting, and very creative. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is indeed, Penny, and, you are welcome!

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  10. This looks like so much fun, Jarm - interesting and educational, but also a game in finding things. I can't wait to get my hands on this one - thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. I know you will enjoy this one, Susanna!

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