Atlas of World Wonders

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 08 Jan 2019

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The Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World is a beautifully illustrated, descriptive book. With gorgeous double page spreads, it depicts wonders of the world and has facts about animals, architecture, history and culture on every page. 
This book would be a wonderful addition to any young persons library. Toddlers would be entranced by the colourful images, and older kids would be fascinated by the obscure facts and historical contexts of the illustrations. 

Books like this are a wonderful way for kids to learn. It is full of fascinating stuff, both visually and mentally. Honestly, I bet most parents would learn a lot reading this with their kids!

Highly recommended!
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While I love traveling, it is not always possible. That is why I love books that let us travel the world from the comfort of our homes for all those times we cannot travel.

This book opens the eyes of the reader to the wonder that is our world, by introducing us to its many wonders! It is organized by continents, including Antarctica.

Each continental chapter(!) begins with a map of the continent showing the countries and many natural and man-made wonders of the continent. This is followed by a few two-page spreads that go into detail about some of the key wonders pictured on the map.

Each two-page spread includes a brief description of the featured wonder and an astounding detailed illustration. You can find interesting bits and pieces of information scattered around the spread, like clues on a treasure hunt!

And there is a treasure hunt included! The very end of the book (before the index) is a ‘Can You Find?’ two-page spread with thumb-nail images of various wonders shown earlier in the book. So, off you go!

I loved that it includes everything from the very familiar and popular, like the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower to the not-so-familiar (at least to me) but equally amazing Hagia Sophia. We can travel from the very depths with a visit to the Mariana Trench to the top of the wondrous Ngorongoro crater.

In Summary:
This book is a wonder, indeed. A beautiful introduction to our amazing world, and one that will inspire readers, young and old, to travel, to learn more about these fascinating places, to get interested in history and geography.

An Aside:

The book reminded me of another wonderful book I read and reviewed a while back – Rivers – A Visual History from River to Sea. And like ‘Rivers’ this book is coffee-table worthy and a bigger book than usual – 11.5*15 inches, which is good because of all those detailed beautiful illustrations it has.

Rating: A
Reading Level: 8 years and above
Reread Level: 5/5

Disclaimer: Thanks to NetGalley and each publisher for the digital review copy of the book above. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any other way by the publishers or others for this review.
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Thanks to NetGalley for an early copy of the book.  Atlas of Adventures Wonders of the World is an exciting book that takes you on a trip around the world.  This book is big (in dimensions) and has gorgeous full color two page spreads.  Each two page spread  is either a map of an area of the world (basically by continent) or a detailed spread about a wonder of the world.  Each map labels the countries and bodies of water, but then labels some interesting sites depicted by a representative detail and a description.  Some of the sites shown on the maps are then detailed out in the following pages.  Each wonder comes with a summary of that item and then all throughout the graphic are captions describing different parts and pieces.  Then at the end of the book are two pages of pictures to search for on the other pages in a Where’s Waldo kind of way.  This book is very informative for adults, but especially exciting for children.  I have spent hours reading this book with a six year old I know, going over each fact and then later using Google to find more pictures and facts.
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I wanted to like this book because in essence it is a great book for kids - it is inspiring, it makes you curious and it makes you want to travel.

However, the illustrations are really dull and bad - I cannot get over them. The text is lost inside the image and it is hard to read it. I want to travel there but if I see the image I change my mind immediately.
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I enjoyed this book. It would be great for a parent and kids. I think it be great for an end table. Nice to learn about the world.
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Atlas of Adventure: Wonders of the World by Ben Handicott takes the reader in a world tour of awesome places. From natural wonders such as Uluru in Australia, to ancient man-made ones like the Moai of Rapa Nui, and modern ones like the towering Burj Khalifa, kids can travel the world through imagination. This was a wonderful read packed full of cool info and great artwork. My cubs and I read the together and loved it! We plan to get a hardcopy for the family library. Highly recommended!

***Many thanks to Netgalley & Quarto Publishing for providing an ecopy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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I enjoyed reading this book with my son. He is obsessed with learning about 'his world' and this was the great addition to our bedtime reading! The fun book cover coupled with great worldly insights was a hit!
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Another wonderful addition to the "atlas" series published by Wide Eyed Editions. I have been in love with the series since their first book and I have adored every publications since. "Wonders of the World," again, does not disappoint and I highly recommend any parents to consider adding this book to their libraries.

There are plenty of book options about wonders of the world for juvenile. What makes "Wonders of the World" stands out are:

1- The STUNNING illustrations. And the graphics are even more impressive in the "Wonders of World." Before reading the text, I was in awe of all the graphics- realistic, artistic and well rendered. Be sure to pay attention to all the tiny people around the landmarks; there are local people mingle with the tourists. Few landmarks even have ancient people building the wonders or hanging around with the modern tourists. Cute!

2- Simple text for young kids which provides enough background information and interesting tidbits without overloading with information. For older/advanced readers they probably won't get too much out from "Wonders of the World;" younger readers definitely could learn something about each landmarks. 

The wonders introduced in this book aren't comprehensive as expected but they are representative or unique in nature. Readers will definitely be able to appreciate some of the wonders around the world in all seven continents in this book.
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A wonderfully illustrated and informative book, which will be enjoyed by both Kids and Adults alike. 
I enjoyed reading this with my daughter and will definitely be getting a hard copy of this book too!
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Thank you Quatro - Wide Eyed Publications for this ARC in return for my honest review.

This is a wonderfully illustrated book for children to learn more about our worlds wonders.  Each wondernhasnantwo page spread of including a lovely illustration and relevant facts.  Useful for children for  school projects and learning more about their world.
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A lovely, brightly illustrated guide to the wonders of the world for middle grade readers - it even has Antarctica!
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Showcasing the globe’s most impressive landscapes, iconic buildings and evocative antiquities from both the modern and ancient worlds, this book is the perfect read for any wannabe adventurer. 

Even as an adult I love books like this. Full of facts and information about these incredible destinations around the world, this Atlas really is such a joy to read, whether you’re reading about the Eiffel Tower or The Big Blue Hole. The facts are easy to understand and give you a real sense of each the places this book visits throughout. 

Accompanying the notes and writing, this book has incredible illustrations. Filled with landscapes that give you a sense of the animals, birds in the natural wonders of this book but also the in-depth detail of the architectural wonders, for example the under the lens view of the decor of the Taj Mahal. 

A really lovely book, it’s a great treat for a kid into geography! 

(I received an ARC from Netgalley for honest review).
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This is a wonderful book that will give young readers a sense of how amazing and interesting the world is.   The author describes places on every continent, including Antarctica.  The illustrator has created worlds with lot of detail that show how unique each site is.  Every two page spread includes fun facts.  The narrator speaks in the second person, telling the reader "You are there..."  
I enjoyed visiting places like the Eiffel Tower, Angkor Wat, Yosemite, Mount Everest and the Forbidden City.  I also spent time in places that I did not already know including Burj Khalifa and Pantanal.  Plus for additional fun, the end of the book has a section with details of illustrations that children can hunt for in the text. 

I highly recommend this one.  It will encourage children to dream of travel and adventure!  Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto for this enjoyable trip.  The opinions are my own.
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Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World is a wonderful book for kids. The atlas will show them that they're part of a much bigger place than their hometown. Atlas of Adventures will inspire Google searches by small children and a desire for exploration in older ones.
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A pretty interesting book with very good illustrations. It contains brief information on each attraction site.
Apart from the backround  information contained in each page, it gives the reader a very good spatial concept, including the map with the country that owns each site. In my opinion this book is not exclusively intented for kids, although I believe that children will benefit greatly as this book is an inexhaustible inspiration for young explorers of all ages and sexes. Highly recommended
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Beautiful illustrations and lots of fun facts about many different places all around the world. Perfect book to get any young child interested in geography and the world around them! Highly recommend!
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Atlas of adventures is full of amazing illustrations and facts.  It is a book that is a pleasure to look at and just flick through reading the fascinating facts and information about different parts of the world.  Having a download copy does not do it full justice as it is definetly a book that I would love to have in the book corner of my classroom.  
This book is one that any primary school should have in their library and could be used for geography lessons within the classroom.  The focus on the Wonders of the World is really important as this is something that children need to learn about and be aware of, the book certainly makes me want to see all the wonders of the world.  I am sure that this book will open up the world to children and make them keen to travel to see some of the places mentioned in the book.
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Book feature on my blog. Added on Goodreads.

A great little book about some of the world's most famous - and impressive - sights. I'm proud to say I've visited a number of them.
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This is a great children’s Wonders of the World book full of beautiful illustrations and amazing facts from all around the world. This would be a book I would love to own and could see myself purchasing as a gift. 
As a homeschooling family I could see us really enjoying this book, and coming back to it from time to time.
I highly recommend adding this title to any classroom or family library.
Thank you Quarto Publishing Group and NetGalley for a chance to read this title in exchange for my honest review, my opinions are my own.
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From the team behind the best-selling Atlas Of Adventures comes this awe-inspiring journey of discovery. Travel around the world to scale the Eiffel Tower, trek the Great Wall Of China and raft through the Yosemite Valley. Showcasing the globes most impressive landscapes, iconic buildings and evocative antiquities from both the modern and ancient worlds, this is the most wonderful Atlas Adventure yet!
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