The latest book reviewed for Cornerstones Book Club is Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska. This gorgeously, engaging book is suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 children.
Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, has to say about it…
Much Amazing Pictorial Splendour (MAPS)
I sometimes buy children’s books because they can often be way better than grown-up books. This book Maps is stunning, engrossing, beautiful, educational… many things! It is incredibly detailed, too – a kind of Where’s Wally?, but with less Wally and more geographical, cultural, and historical facts.
It’s lovely and big too, almost A3 in size, and packed with lots of fully illustrated pages to pore over. My guess is that this is aimed at 8-12 year-olds, but I think that a curious 5-6 year old would adore it, and even (*cough*) people above teen will appreciate it for the bags of charm it radiates.
For youngsters, it’d be best used in conjunction with Wikipedia, Encarta, or deft Googling, as you get illustrations but not a lot of heavy text to explain them.
Most pictures are self-explanatory, but this book could lead to (and this is actually my favourite thing about it!) lots of “who?” and “why?” and “when?”
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