• Where can you find the world's largest flower?
• Where would you find a mouse that sings?
• Where can you find a tomb guarded by 6,000 warriors?
• Why are some frogs dangerous?
• Which style of music and dance began in Argentina?
All this and more, with over 3,000 illustrations, projects, experiments and ideas for little minds.
Another excellent book for the kids, this one is even MORE packed than it's sister book, the Children's Atlas of the Universe. From detail maps of all the countries of the world, detailed with icons and images of key wildlife, buildings, attractions and landmarks, plus incidental information such as native tribes, state/country Capitals, estimated populations and informations on major exports, through to the 'World Fact File' at the back with every country listed, it's flag, name in phonetic pronunciation, currency, official language(s), religions and more, as well as the glossary of terms and the astounding index that takes up 7 HUGE pages on it's own! This book is an education for ANY reader of any age.
I found the maps to be the most visually impressive I have seen in any reference book, no matter what age group it was aimed at. Compiled and reprinted in 2003, this book is a little more up to date, but would be well served by a bit of an update.
Still, considering the price, and what you get for your money, this oversize hardcover book should be on your kid's bookshelf if they are at school, as it will undoubtedly prove itself invaluable during one of the projects or assignments they will get in the next few years.
An excellent investment in your child's future education.
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