Atlas of Adventures

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These are the types of atlases I would have loved as a kid! Somewhat reminiscent of a Richard Scarry book, these quirky, humorous atlases offer fascinating looks at life from 31 places around the world. Each book is divided into chapters by continent, featuring colorfully drawn two-page spreads of noteworthy occurrences & events. These events are highlighted by a single occurrence or placesuch as the Northern Lights viewed from Finland™s glass igloos, or running with Wildebeests Kenya. Mixed together across each page are facts and delightful illustrations relating to the entire area. For example, while Dog-Sled with Huskies in Alaska may be the featured event, the reader will find a slew of informative illustrations relating to Alaska™s tallest mountain, Alaskan animals, and skiing.

Informative, these illustrations are also designed with humor in mind: a Grizzly Bear in snowshoes eating a fish ice-cream cone, a Dall Sheep with a spyglass, and a bird called the Rock Ptarmigan wearing a tiny top hat and scarf. These hilarious little drawings add a unique, memorable flavor without detracting from the information and will certainly appeal to both kids and fun-loving adults. I especially love the maps which preface each chapter, complete with delightfully silly illustrations for notable events and places. Not comprehensive by any means, these atlases are jam-packed with interesting facts from around the world and are sure to delight children. Who knowsthey just might encourage a new generation of world travelers! 85 pgs, hc. Note: atlases measure roughly 15x11.

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