Mission Architecture Disguised as Fun
Jam packed with photos of missions in CA and a few from NM, AZ and Mexico, add this to a state or history lesson! Photo architectural features are identified by a little cartoon character pointing to “the sticky uppy thing,” a.k.a, a finial. Another cartoon points to “the cavey, holey thingy,” a.k.a., a niche. Each mission is identified, allowing more research. At the end of the book, you learn that there is a hidden image in every photo—view them all over again! Build vocabulary and expose kids to some great architecture! 8.25”x 8.25”, 32 pgs, pb. ~Sara
- For ages: 0 8
- Missions from Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Bolivia and Mexico.
- See a bell, door, pediment, finial, niche, tower, dome, lintel, cell, capital, facade, cross, arch, arcade, gate, buttress, mortar, ceiling, oculus and roof.
- Also see some stairs, adobe bricks, columns and mission ruins.
- And let's not forget the cartoon dogs, pigs, elephants, bears, moose, beaver, chickens, lion, cows, goat and dinosaurs. Whew!
- For parents the mission name and location are shown.