Monday, January 9, 2012

Magic Monday - East or West, Home is Best!

Isabella Girl on the Go – This is the second book in the Isabella series and I have to yet read the first one. Reading this book has inspired me to go read the first one as well.
In this book, Isabella explores the world right in her backyard and we are introduced to famous landmarks around the world while Isabella dabbles at different professions.  Little readers are introduced to some of the most wonderful landmarks in the world including the Sphinx, Big Ben, and the Mayan pyramids as Isabella plays at being in a different profession each time and learn they can be architects, astronomers, and more. After the world has been discovered, Isabella returns to her favorite place – home – she knows that ‘East or West, Home is Best’.
The story is told in simple, humorous language that shows the loving bond between father and daughter. The illustrations are bright, adorable, and apt cleverly showing the landmarks hidden right in Isabella’s backyard as well as showing Isabella dressed up as whom she is pretending to be in the place she wants to explore. A great read which is fun and educational at the same time – prefect for little girls and little boys too. It teaches children that imagination is a great tool while they learn more about this wonderful world we live in.
There is a helpful index about the places and the professions mentioned in the book.
Disclaimer: I received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review and these opinions are totally my own. 
Rating: A - this receives an A from my little ones (almost 6 year old daughter and my 9 year old son as well) and from me as well.
Reading Level: Ages 4 and up
Publication Date: Feb 2012

Monday Meme:
What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. It is a time when we share what we've read, currently reading, or what is up next on our reading list.
Completed reading:
'Dreaming of Mr.Darcy' by Victoria Connelly (review coming soon)
'To be Perfectly Honest' by Phil Callaway (review coming soon)
'Just Like Heaven' by Julia Quinn

Currently reading:
'The First Men in the Moon' by H.G.Wells
'The Sari Shop' by Rupa Bajwa

Next to read:

'The Twentieth Wife' by Indu Sundaresan

1 comment:

  1. well this one sounds like a fun one my boys might enjoy...will see if our library has it...


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