When I was a kid I loved going to our local museum and visiting the exhibit on Ancient Egypt. I saw a mummy and I also remember some painting on bricks. When I grew up I was able to visit the Temple of Dendur and a much bigger exhibit than my childhood one. I think that lots of kids and adults are like me and are fascinated by ancient Egypt. This book will be welcomed by them.
The set up of this book is clever. Each two page spread has a topic; examples include the Sphinx, Cleopatra, Tutankhamun’s Tomb, Death and Mummies, etc. Each section is elaborately illustrated in a Where’s Waldo way. The reader is given ten objects to find on each topic; information for each object is given as is additional information in the larger drawing. At the end of the book, there are the solutions, another chance to look for the objects, a timeline and more.
This book should really appeal to those who enjoy learning about ancient Egypt and would like to have some fun while doing so. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this fun book.
From the publisher:
How To Use This Book
Turn the page and soak up the action before your eyes… Each time you revisit a scene, you’ll see something new! Read the text and find out what’s happening. Which Egyptians are misbehaving at the family wedding? Can you spot the pharaoh in the grand procession? Can you see the embalmer putting the mummy in the sarcophagus?
Next, grab your magnifying glass and see if you can spot the 10 items described on each page. Take a close look at each action-packed scene and cut-away illustration. You’ll find so many treasures in each eye-boggling illustration, each described down to the tiniest detail.
Now turn to page 40 and test your memory. Can you remember where you saw each item? If not, don’t worry, we won’t mummify you… just yet! Grab your magnifying glass and go back for one more search-and-find adventure. You’re bound to spot much more this time around. Lastly, learn how to write in hieroglyphics on page 38 and then turn to page 44 to study the timeline.