The Picture Atlas by Simon Holland, illustrated by Jill Calder and published by Bloomsbury is a true adventure trip around planet earth.
Split into continents, this book travels every inch of the globe to bring us details of the people and places around the world. The pages are filled with vibrant and detailed illustrations of maps annotated with landmarks, cultural symbols, explorers, wildlife and more that have come to define different regions.
And if you want more information after poring over the maps there are extra pages for each continent that delve deeper into the history, climate and people that have shaped them.
Packed full of facts that are just waiting to be discovered; we found out that more than half of the planet’s animals and plants live in the 6% of land covered by rainforests, that ice fish in Antarctica have a special sort of anti freeze in their blood to stop them freezing completely solid and that using cacao beans to make chocolate was started first in Mexico.
Sticking with the topic of food we also love this spread showcasing the vast amount of food enjoyed throughout Europe! How many dishes have you tried?
This would make a fabulous addition to any classroom or library and is sure to inspire curiosity as a perfect springboard to find out more. A beautiful celebration of the wonderful diverse planet that we all call home.
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Many thanks to Bloomsbury for sending a copy of this book for review.
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This looks amazing, such eye catching illustrations!! Thank you for sharing with #readwithme
The illustrations are brilliant, there’s so much to look at and discover. #readwithme
That looks a fabulous book for children aged about 7-10. I would definitely learn something myself, my geography is terrible!
I learn so much from children’s books! #readwithme
I love the illustrations in this atlas and it sounds like a book that adults can learn from as much as children. The anti freeze in a fish’ blood is just the kind of fascinating trivia fact that interests me :o)
Me too, I love finding out things like that #readwithme
The colours in this are amazing! Can’t wait for BookBairn to get a little older to start getting books like this! #readwithme
I bet she would like to look at all the pictures, there is so much to spot. #readwithme