Welcome to National Geographic Kids Week here at Mother Daughter Book Reviews.
Welcome to Day 2 of our National Geographic Kids Mega-Giveaway. If you missed yesterday’s post, we featured a review and giveaway for the adorable book Koalas by Laura Marsh, so be sure to head on over to enter for your chance to win 1 of 2 print copies available.
Be sure to come back each day this week to enter a new giveaway for a different book. All of the giveaways will close on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Without further ado, let us continue with Book #2: World Atlas.
Title: World Atlas 2014 (National Geographic Kids, Ultimate Globetrotting) | Author: Sally Isaacs | Publication Date: March 11, 2014 | Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books | Pages: 256 | Recommended Ages: 5+ | Reviewed by: Renee (Mother)
Summary: Discovering the world and all that’s in it will take on a whole new level of excitement for kids with this bold and vibrant world atlas. It’s full of fun facts, fascinating information, easy-to-read maps, lots of games, and vibrant pictures of everything from wacky hotels around the world to natural and man-made wonders. Kids will be presented with people, places, and animals that span the globe while being engaged and entertained.
My Thoughts: Ok, I admit it…this is the book I wanted from the catalogue, more than any other. With my hubby being a pilot, my kids and I frequently have to listen to all of the wonderful adventures he has visiting foreign countries around the globe. To say we are jealous is quite the understatement. We LOVE geography in our house. We own a beautiful globe that we consult on a regular basis and we have a 1961 Reader’s Digest World Atlas. It is fascinating to see how much the world has changed.
This wonderful resource is divided into the major continents and the over 200 countries in the world are included under the appropriate continent. But that’s not all. The book also groups together countries based on their geographic area. For example, in Europe, the Baltic countries are grouped together (i.e., Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania) as are the Low Countries (i.e., Belgium, Luxembourg, & Netherlands). This book has already settled an on-going debate in our family: Is Russia part of Europe or Asia? Think you know? Earn an entry in the Rafflecopter widget below by guessing!
Each country has a two-page spread which features amazing photographs, a map, country facts, an overview of facts, major attractions, geographical information including national bird, tree, and mammal, and 5 Cool Things To Do. Seriously, I could spend all day reading! Of course I had to take a close look at Canada to see what they said. I liked how they had information about the diverse areas of Canada, but I have to say that I was disappointed that the Maritime area (representing 4 provinces) was excluded. But, I also understand that you can only cover so much in 2 pages! Overall, I loved the layout of the page and the information provided was interesting and probably just the right amount of information for
My Bottom Line: The Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas by National Geographic Kids is AWESOME! It features every country in the world and includes a map, facts about the country, photos, and so much more. It is an incredible resource for children and adults to enjoy and I can’t recommend it highly enough! Children as young as 5 years old would enjoy learning about other countries from around the globe.
* This book was provided to me by the publisher free-of-charge in exchange for our honest reviews. All opinions expressed are our own. *
* Giveaway: Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas 2014 *
Prize: There will be two winners who will each receive a print copy of the World Atlas 2014 by Sally Isaacs (National Geographic Kids).
Contest ends: April 6, 11:59 pm, 2014
Open: United States
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by National Geographic Kids and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.