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SEE INSIDE ANCIENT ROME (Usborne Flap Book)

Author: Katie Daynes

Illustrator: David Hancock

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Publisher: Usborne Publishing Limited, ©2006

Material: board book

Summary: The author and illustrator provide an informative and fun-filled “insider’s look” at Ancient Rome. This is a lift-the-flap book for independent readers.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive book

Recommended Age: read together: 7 to 10; read yourself: 8 to 12

Interest Level: 8 to 12

Adult Reader Reaction: The content is interesting and accurate. The illustrations are superb and continually pique the reader’s curiosity. This is an enjoyable and informative book and will provide hours of fun for the reader. It is delightfully laced with tongue-in-cheek humor, and kids (age 10 -90) will love it.

Pros: What a unique and enjoyable way to learn history. The book is packed with information but so are most textbooks, but textbooks rarely engage more than the reader’s eyes and brain. By choosing to use a flap book design along with excellent illustrations, the author and illustrator engage the reader’s eyes, hands, imagination, curiosity and funny-bone.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: This is certainly a buy for the history bookshelf in the classroom or school library. If one is looking for an educational and enjoyable present for a pre-teen history buff, this book will more than fill the bill.

If You Liked This Book, Try: MOVING HEAVY THINGS   CRIME SCENE SCIENCE: DETECTIVE NOTEBOOK  

Educational Themes: The information is historically accurate. The illustrations are excellent and engaging. The book can be read by several students at a time because it is written as a flap book. There are dozens of talking points on every page and students will find them interesting and lots of material for special projects and research.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, history, geography, society and culture

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2007

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