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Lovely, bright, fun book, great for 5 - 9 y olds
on 21 January 2012
My daughter is learning about houses and homes at school and this book is a perfect source of info.
The houses/homes are from long ago so don't expect houses from around the world today. There are full double page spread beautiful colour pictures. These include homes from ancient Egypt, Rome, China, a Viking longhouse, English manor, Italian palazzo, Dutch house, Indian haveli and an American dream house. The last pages have smaller lift the flap homes with American Tipis, Inuit igloos, Roma horse-drawn caravans, French chateau, Zulu hut and more.
It is hard backed and each page is made of thick card, so it should last a long time. She loves reading the bitesized chunks of information and then lifting the flap to find out a bit more. There are pictures around the outside of things to spot in each house. We are both learning things we didn't know.
Bought for my 6 year old but my 8 year old and i also enjoy it. Great for KS1 and KS2 topics and for encouraging reading.