Destination: Planet Earth; this brilliant book informs, educates, raises awareness and develops curiosity about the planet.
The book sees five children going on an educational vacation and exploring features and phenomena of the world. Join them as they venture from the bitterly cold poles of the earth to the sweltering heat of the equator. Then sail up high into the atmosphere before diving into the ocean to explore the tectonic plates. And then learn all about natural phenomena and see what causes earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.
In all, nineteen ‘topics’ are unpicked and presented to the reader covering the physical and the natural. Topics include mountains, rivers, weather, the water cycle, eco-systems and biomes. I particularly enjoyed learning about the negative impact humans are having on the planet and unpicking the problems with pollution. Most importantly perhaps is the section that encourages the reader to help save the planet and makes us think about what we can all do to help.
Big ideas and concepts are clearly presented and explanations are easy to follow and understand. Pages never feel too busy and the information will not overload young readers as it is presented in a variety of ways including text boxes, charts, maps, illustrations and diagrams.
Take a geography field trip from the comfort of your own home. Filled with facts and striking illustrations this book will be loved by explorers big and small.
Recommended for 8+.