Barefoot Books Amazing Places
by Miralda Colombo, Beatrice Cerocchi (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars
This book gives information about fifteen famous places around the world, beautifully illustrated with colorful drawings. The book includes the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, the Colosseum, Easter Island, the Great Wall of China, and many more! Each landmark has a four-page spread with facts and history about the location, the people who built it, what to look for as a tourist, and how the structures are preserved.
Barefoot Books Incredible Animals
by Dunia Rahwan, Paola Formica (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars
This book gives information about animals around the world with unique qualities and abilities. There are sections for different types of animals like predators, expert builders, devoted parents, and animals with camouflage. There are animals that glow, animals that migrate, and animals that are small but deadly. There is even a special section for animals that become unlikely friends, like the suckerfish that hitch a ride on the back of a seaturtle and clean the turtle’s shell.
I like the design of these books and how the information is organized by subject into small manageable bits. I’m very impressed with the way the facts are presented in an interesting and exciting way. It makes this a delight to read!
The fuzzy cartoon art style in Incredible Animals has a light-hearted and fun quality to it, while also capturing the majesty of nature and the dignity of these beautiful animals. Each page is so colorful and the gorgeous landscapes that surround the animals really immerse the reader into the book.
In Amazing Places, the people in the illustrations look like cute little cartoons, but the landscapes and the architecture have a majestic quality that draws the reader in. It creates a feeling of awe at the incredible landmarks around the world and the accomplishments of previous cultures.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of these books from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.