Friday, 15 March 2013

Usborne Sticker Atlas of the World by Alice Pearcey, Fiona Patchett and Tim Benton (Usborne Publishing)

This fantastic factual book combines two of Charlotte's favourite things - Maps and Stickers - into an utterly fascinating resource for children to dip into. Usborne's non-fiction books are renowned for their high quality, engaging content and utterly superb production values and this is no exception.

"The Usborne Sticker Atlas of the World" encourages children to learn and discover through doing something fun, and each page spread contains a mix of world maps, facts, figures and all the ancient AND modern wonders of the world so that kids can always refer back to it once they've finished sticking.

It's great for stimulating young minds, and in particular Charlotte loved looking at the countries we've visited together, and the countries Mummy and Daddy managed to get to before she came along.

Though it's probably pitched at children slightly older than Charlotte, it's fun and beautifully illustrated so there's plenty to keep her occupied inside and lots of interesting activities that the book can lead on to as well.

Charlotte's best bit: Learning all about Kennedy Space Centre in Florida (She is such a space geek, just like Mummy and Daddy)

Daddy's favourite bit: A brilliant set of over 140 stickers that don't totally ruin the book as you try to extract them cleanly. Once done the book becomes a valuable resource for both home and school.

(Kindly sent to us for review by Usborne Publishing)