~I received the Atlas of Miniature Adventures for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
At the small size of 7.283 inches x 5.315 inches and 64 pages the Atlas of Miniature Adventures: A pocket-sized collection of small-scale wonders written by Emily Hawkins and illustrated by Lucy Letherland is quite the unique book as you discover things that are small but interesting all over the world.
Discover the world’s smallest adventures with this beautifully illustrated journey around the world from the award-winning team behind Atlas of Adventures.
Explore seven continent maps and learn about the best small-scale adventures on Earth – whether you’ re taking a ride on the world’s largest miniature railway, sending a letter with the world’s smallest post office or cruising coral reefs with the smallest seahorse, this book brings together best miniature adventures from the four corners of the globe.
LUCY LETHERLAND is an illustrator based in London, UK. She graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2011 with a First Class BA (Hons) in illustration with animation. Lucy’s work is strongly led by humour and narrative, creating a playful, graphic quality. Atlas of Adventures is Lucy’s first book for children.
Listed for ages 6 to 9 this was absolutely perfect for my 8 year old explorer. This book is unlike any other I have read as it focuses only on small-scale wonders. My daughter’s favorite one featured in the book is the Miniature Museum in Lyon, France. It sounds so cool to see a museum present over 100 super-realistic miniature scenes including a natural history section and even inside a gloomy prison. This book has definitely piqued Big Sis’s excitement for travel. She is even ready to go diving and find the world’s smallest sea horse in a a coral reef off Indonesia. This book is especially great for kids that love to browse an atlas. They can learn more about the continents and countries on earth and learn about cool miniatures at the same time.