Fantastic, yet frenetic, guide for the older and hardier soul...,
This review is from: Not For Parents Real Wonders of the World (Lonely Planet Not for Parents) (Hardcover)
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This is a very large hardback book that my ten-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son like. It contains a great mix of text, photographs and some graphics. I found the design too frenetic for my tastes, but the children had no such objections. The text is broken up into short paragraphs, so the reader doesn't get overwhelmed by information.
The cover of the book boasts that it contains 'Amazing stuff to know about the coolest places on the planet'. The chapters cover Stupendous Structures, The Good Life, Thrills, Spills and Games, Cultural Wonders, Hidden Places, Hi-Tech, Fright Night and Dangerous Places.
This book is filled with stunning eye-catching pictures but the vividness of the images may mean the book is unsuitable for younger or sensitive children. It does feature things such as the Lizzie Borden murder case, the catacombs beneath Palermo and the ghosts of Chernobyl, which could be potentially upsetting.
This isn't the book you go to if you're looking for a deep understanding of a subject, but it will give the reader a good overview. It will work best as a way of firing the imagination of older children and hardier souls to discover for themselves some of the real wonders of the world.