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Dec 15 2017

Fantastically great women who changed the world activity book by Kate Pankhurst

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Bloomsbury Activity Books, 2017. ISBN 9781408889961
(Age: 7+) Recommended. Themes: Women, Activities. Based on Kate Pankhurst's book Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, this activity book will be a great addition to the original book. The book is organised into snippets about famous women from a range of achievements and features women like Coco Chanel, Mary Anning, Anne Frank and Marie Curie among others. Each double page or single page spread about the woman has the information as well as an activity to challenge the reader both artistically and creatively. Some of the activities include drawing the reader's own self-portrait on the Frida Kahlo page, copying and colouring the picture of Amelia Earhart, and writing a news story about something that the reader believes is really important on the Emmeline Pankhurst page. There are a series of postcards that can be cut out and posted to "fantastically great women" and a page to draw the people that the reader admires, as well as a page to write "How are you going to change the world?" Over 200 stickers complete the book.
This would really complement the original book but it has sufficient information for it to stand alone and is enjoyable, enlightening and entertaining. I found myself finding out about women I hadn't heard of, eg. Mary Seacole a woman from Jamaica who built a hospital for wounded soldiers in the Crimean war, and then spending time doing the "spot the difference" activity.
Pat Pledger

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