Thursday, July 12, 2018

#NationalParksOfTheUsa #NetGalley

Title: National Parks of the USA
Author: Kate Siber
Illustrator: Chris Turnham

Rating: 5/5

Publish Day: July 3, 2018

Access: downloaded through Netgalley for free in exchange for honest review.

Summary:
Discover the beauty and diversity of America's great outdoors in this tour of its most iconic national parks. Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each park, this fully-illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places—and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

 Parks include: Acadia, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky, Mountains, Hawaii volcanoes, Isle Royal, Mesa Verde, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone and Yosemite.

Review:

A great offline Wikipedia pages about each state park with an artistic twist. The illustrations are engaging and fun to look at. The cursive may be hard for students who aren't accustomed to reading / writing in cursive. But it's done well enough that kids should be able to puzzle out what is being said.

This offline Wikipedia pages are styled in a scrap book fashion. Each state park is introduced with a vignette that is colorful and appealing for readers. Usually I prefer books for kids with actual photography but this can slide through as it's super adorable.

Recommend? Yes - definitely good for a classroom setting, road tripping or just for a gift.

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