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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