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TOO ABSTRACT to be easily understood
on 5 May 2010
I found this book interesting and informative BUT I also found it too abstract in it's approach to giving this information to the reader considering it is directed at children.
The illustrations can be a little hard to decipher, they are not as clear as they could be. For instance, a figure with a 'volcano' was really difficult to distinguish as a volcano. That can also be said for the rest of the illustrations.
I was also not too keen on the way the written content was used.
This may be confusing for younger children or it could be old age related. Something you must make up your own mind about.
'I am a volcano and I...' or 'I am the wind, sun, desert etc etc' coupled with non-descript illustrations can only confuse.
However if you can get your head around the style it is written in and the illustrations that are used it is quite a good book.
Not for young children though, and any child over 8 may want more than it can give.