World Atlas Sticker Book by Nick Crane, illustrated by David Dean. Barefoot Books, 9781782858300, 2020
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? This sticker book is filled with so much information that it would take an extremely long time to savor all the details. The book is divided into sections that feature the different oceans and continents to make it a little more understandable. In the back of the book are several sheets of small reusable stickers that can be applied to the sections. These are stickers of animals, people, objects, buildings, plants, birds, structures, trains, trucks, instruments, and so much more (just the stickers alone are pretty cool!). These stickers are also grouped in the sections of oceans and continents so that make it much easier to connect the information. Each section features information on all aspects of that area including animal and plant life, history, science, transportation, important landmarks and buildings, arts and theater, sports,interesting events, foods, and people that live in the area. As a child places the sticker in the appropriate place, they will see the facts behind the image on the sticker. The best part is that the stickers can be replaced and then used again at a later time or by another child.
Anything you did not like about the book. Nothing
To whom would you recommend this book? Perfect for ages 7-11. This is a very hands-on, interactive book so it would be great for children that learn in this manner. There is a tremendous amount of detail in this book but it really just scratches the surface of these different oceans and continents, so it would be a great tool to present some basic information to a child about these areas without it being too overwhelming.
Who should buy this book? Because it is a sticker book I would not recommend it for a public or elementary school library. Even though the stickers are reusable, I do not think it will hold up to that amount of use. I would absolutely recommend this as a personal purchase for a child.
Where would you shelve it? I would not shelve this is a library.
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No, only because it can not really be used in a library but librarians might want to look at it for personal use.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Kristin Guay, former youth services librarian.
Date of review: January 6, 2020