There is certainly lots for readers to enjoy about Marc Martin’s book ‘Lots’. Martin is an expert guide for this fascinating look at fifteen places of the world as he takes readers on a whistle-stop tour and uncovers what makes each place so special and unique.
Venture from Hong Kong - one of the most densely populated cities on earth (and whilst you are there be sure to take a ride on the the longest outdoor escalator in the world) - to Ulaanbaatar, the least densely populated city in the world. In Tokyo, you’ll find a city full of vending machines where you can get everything from umbrellas to bananas to underwear! Although you’ll only be able to see all these different vending machines if you’re able to get across the road as Tokyo is home to the the busiest street crossing in the world. In Paris you can indulge on delicious pastries, in Brazil you can top up your tan and relax on one of the many beaches and in New York City be on the look out for any of the two million rats that lurk on the streets (well hopefully underground and within the sewers). Oh, and don’t forget to take some cash with you when visiting Antartica as there’s only one ATM. There’s so much wildlife to see too. In the Galapagos Islands you’ll find marine iguanas - the only lizard that swims in the ocean. And there are all manner of amazing creatures living in the Amazon Rainforest, the most biodiverse tropical rainforest on the planet. My favourite is the kinkajou that can turn its feet backwards and run in the opposite direction (imagine being able to do that!).
Each place is given a double page spread and is jam-packed with colourful, hand-drawn illustrations and all manner of information. There are fun facts, quirky facts and a bit of humour thrown in too.
Globetrotters and wanna-be travellers both young and old will love exploring the different places and finding out what makes each one so incredible. Where will you want to venture to next? I quite fancy hanging out the with penguins in Antarctica!
Recommended for 5+.