Wonders of the World is another fabulous title published by Wide Eyed Editions as part of their ‘Atlas of Adventures’ series. Atlas of Adventures - Wonders of the World is a glorious journey around thirty of the incredible buildings and places that are part of the world in which we live. From Uluru in Australia, to the Colosseum in Italy, to the Forbidden City in China, to Machu Picchu in Peru, this book is a global tour of wonderful wonders. As well as all the essential information on each of the wonders there are also relevant links to design, archaeology, mythology and culture which make for fascinating reading.
The wonders of the world are grouped by the continents on which they are found and are set out across forty one double page spreads. There is a large double page map at the beginning of each continent which shows the wonders that can be found there. Each wonder has its own double page that is laid out in an accessible way with a heading and introductory paragraph. The introductory paragraphs give the important facts and provide fascinating information about the different wonders and the illustrations of the wonders are large, bold and beautifully coloured. There are further snippets of extra information dotted around the illustration and there is a useful zoomed in map that pinpoints the location of the wonder within its country.
And when all the information gets too much, there is a fabulous ‘Can you find?’ section at the back of the book which challenges the reader to find various things hidden within each wonder. Can you spot the mime artist at the Eiffel Tower ,or how about the green parrot at Chichen Itza, or how about the prayer flags at Mount Everest?
The book is a fabulous way for children to learn about some of the wonders of the world in which they live. If this book does not inspire a desire to travel and to see some of the worlds most striking places then I don’t know what will. The book is published as a large format coffee-table sized book with thick pages that will hold up to endless hours of exploration.
Recommended for 7+.