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.
Photographer: Ogden Gigli
Designer: Stephen Blauweiss
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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.