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This review is from: Not For Parents Europe: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Lonely Planet Kids) (Paperback)
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We have loved other Lonely Planet books targeted at children, but this one (and I suspect the entire series) has missed the mark.
The book has quite a small format and the robust, non-hardback, cover means it could be carried in a child's rucksack.
The book can best be described as a messy jumble of titbits. I couldn't identify any particular themes, and the material is only very vaguely educational. Visually we found it unattractive. There is a lot of colour used, but it isn't vibrant or cheerful. The patchwork layout can be confusing and overwhelming.
Each item is covered very briefly, which is frustrating and makes it hard to hold a readers attention.
You do not get the sense of any country's culture from this book. It might have been much better to have subdivided Europe into regions, rather than to try and cover all of Europe in such a small volume.
If you want to amuse children in a waiting room for a few minutes, then this kind of book might be suitable. Otherwise you may find it quite a disappointment. I would say the target age range would be centered on 10-12 year olds