If You Were a Kid Building a Pyramid
This book blends together fiction and non-fiction, as we time travel back to Ancient Egypt with young, hip children who join in the historical event. Adventures ensue, and young readers will imagine they are transported back in time. Modern illustrations, simple timeline, maps, and illuminating sidebars provide a captivating look at life in Ancient Egypt. Helpful glossary included. 31 pgs, pb.
Thousands of years ago, the people of ancient Egypt began constructing enormous buildings called pyramids. Many of them still stand today. Have you ever wondered how they were built? Readers will follow the story of Khalid, Merti, and Sabu as they get a firsthand look at the construction of these amazing structures. They will discover what materials were used, what kinds of tools workers used, and much more.
These small-format books transport your young reader to Independence Hall for the discussion on the Constitution, a seat on the westward-bound Conestoga wagon, or the cramped passenger compartment in the Mayflower. Written in an entertaining question-and-answer format, reviewer Rebecca Rupp says her "kids plunged right in, answering questions and discussing answers." Approx. 80 pgs.