The 50 States Children’s Book Review
Last week I was sent a fabulous book to review called “The 50 States”.
When the book arrived in the mail I was delighted to receive such a huge non fiction book full of lovely illustrations and interesting facts. I’ve always loved illustrated non fiction books since childhood and I was excited to show this to my 7 year old daughter.
The 50 States by Sol Linero and Gabrielle Balkan, is a beautifully illustrated collection of maps. For each American state, there is are two pages of illustrations. These pages include a map of the state, lots of interesting facts, symbols and a trivia box.
As a qualified teacher, I love the educational aspect of the book. I could sit and read this with my daughter for hours. I love the designs and there is simply so much to read and learn. It’s fabulous. I have to be honest, I did not want to show my daughter the book straight away. I wanted to put it away for Christmas however I couldn’t exactly write a review and say whether Sylvia enjoyed it or not without showing her.
My daughter loved “The 50 States”. In particular she enjoyed choosing a state from the map at the front of the book and finding the corresponding page. She also enjoyed looking for the state flags and reading about Hawaii which has facts about Polynesian culture which she is a part.
We really enjoyed this book by Wide View and I’d recommend it as a great book for kids. I do think it is best suited to a child 6 plus and it is a beautiful book to add to the collection.