World Atlas: Exploration Station by the Smithsonian. 40 pages. NONFICTION. Silver Dolphin, 2018. $22. 9781626867208
BUYING ADVISORY: GIFT - OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW
This particular Exploration Station is not as fun as the Space one I earlier blogged about. The 40 page booklet tries to cover the entire world. While it does it very well, it is just a very quick superficial look at the world. The inflatable globe is a nice touch – it will be very fun as a beach ball afterwards. The map and stickers will just be too crowded once they have all been placed.
My favorite part of the whole kit are the three 3-D models – The Taj Mahal, a pyramid, and the Eiffel Tower would be nice pieces to keep on a shelf. All in all, this will be more appreciated if it is a joint exploration between child an adult with perhaps a bit of Internet thrown in to augment the information.
Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLS