Monday, June 15, 2009

Non-Fiction Monday: What's Inside?

What's Inside? Fascinating Structures Around the World, is written and illustrated by Giles Laroche, and features a unique look into the mysteries within the walls of famous places around the world. From King Tut's tomb to Independence Hall, from a Shaker dairy barn to the Sydney Opera House, readers get an insider's glimpse into these cool structures from all around the world.

Complete with a cute ending, an informative glossary, and a really cool concept, I was really impressed with the ability of this book to appeal to all different age groups. As an adult, I enjoyed looking inside some of the buildings I've been familiar with but never visited. I can see children loving the neat illustrations and the sentences that lead to intrigue as to what's on the next page. And the facts are short, but plentiful.

I must mention the amazing illustrations again....SO cool! I'm not sure how Laroche has done them, but they are incredibly impressive and wonderful to explore. I would love to see more of his work.

What's Inside? is a great title for library shelves.

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover to link to Amazon.

What's Inside? Fascinating Structures Around the World
Giles Laroche
40 pages
Houghton Mifflin
April 2009


Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Anything with a castle on it, intrigues me--even children's books.

The Wild About Writing Trio said...

Wow! This sounds like a series of field trips in a book. Very cool!


Amanda said...

It's got castles, temples, pyramids, all sorts of fun things!

And yes, definitely like a whole bunch of field trips!