Thursday, January 10, 2019

Where’s the Architect? From Pyramids to Skyscrapers: An Architecture Look and Find Book by Susanne Rebscher and illustrated by Annabelle Von Sperber [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts:  If you or your child are fans of the search and find books where the illustrations offer opportunities to find objects or people hidden in a mass of images, and you are at all interested in the famous architectural buildings of historical importance, then this oversize book is something you should investigate. It will afford you and the child the beginnings of understanding the who, what, and where of structures such as the pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, and the Tower of London.

This is not an extensive study on architecture. It is a children's book intended for ages 4 to 8 and introduces, in a fun and enjoyable methodology the famous structures. A few look and find or search and find objects throughout the intricately illustrated book and the glossary and information treasure trove at the back of the book lend themselves to great teaching moments.

This introduction of structures from ancient times to today's world is pictured in minute, very detailed illustrations. There is a wealth of information from the art work, to the factors on each two-page spread and to the more expansive information at the back of the book.

Libraries should add this to their collections and it would make a nice gift.

About the book: Where’s the Architect?: From the top of China’s Great Wall to the base of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, this journey through the world of architecture stops in nearly every continent and travels through centuries. Annabelle von Sperber populates her dynamic and intricate double-page spreads with many details and a hidden architect or important figure on every page that kids will have fun trying to locate. Along the way they’ll learn about the iron workers who built the Empire State building, how many bulbs it takes to light the Eiffel Tower, where the royal jewels are kept at the Tower of London, and why there is so much red and yellow in Beijing’s Forbidden City. Young readers will find themselves fully immersed in this large format book while learning about the incredible architectural wonders that continue to amaze us today.
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Begins January 11
Ends February 4 at 12:01 a.m. EST
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review of my personal opinion which is freely given. Published by Prestel. The winner's copy is provided and shipped directly to the winner by the publisher.

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