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Nov 07 2017

Discovery Globe: Build-Your-Own Globe Kit by Leon Gray

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Ill. by Sarah Edmonds. Walker Books, 2017. ISBN 9781406378474
(Age: 7+) Highly recommended. Themes: Geography, Globes, Exploration. A beautifully designed and constructed model of a world globe comes complete with a book, A world explorer's guide, which will give many happy and profitable hours of fun for any avid model maker or person who is interested in the world and Geography.
The explorer's guide is what the reader will find when the sturdy box is first opened and on reading will discover many topics including information about the earth, its biomes, water, natural wonders, animals, megacities, sports and arts just to mention a few in the easy to follow Contents page. Instructions are given how to use The explorer's guide and how to make the globe. The globe itself is made out of sturdy cardboard and will spin around. Adult assistance will probably be needed when constructing the globe but it is well worth spending the time to make it as it opens the doors to much new and interesting information from natural wonders to famous people and the book can then be used to find further information.
Children will enjoy making the globe and spending time with a helpful adult, learning lots of new information and skills along the way. This would make a wonderful gift for the curious child and any adult who enjoys model making will love it as well.
Pat Pledger

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