Tuesday, 1 November 2011

National Non-Fiction Day Review: Around the World and Fashion Long Ago, Children's, Non-fiction


Remember the first ever one last year? This year I'm just doing the one review, but it's a fun one. All thanks to Scholastic who are supporting it, and to Usborne for sending me the book. 

September 2011, Usborne 
47 pages (excluding sticker sheets which are separate pages), Paperback
Review copy 

Children's, Non-fiction 

Themes: fashion, history, learning about different cultures, gorgeous dresses, improving fine motor skills (putting stickers in the correct places).

Summary from Usborne
Dress the characters in traditional clothing from countries around the world and throughout history, such as beautiful silk saris for an Indian wedding, elegant Spanish flamenco dresses, togas in Ancient Rome and fashionable outfits from 1950s America. 

Little girls will love discovering fashions past and present and from around the globe in this collection of two popular titles from the Sticker Dolly Dressing series. 

Simple text accompanying each scene is full of interesting facts about the featured period and culture. 

WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazrd. 

Nayuleska's thoughts
This is undeniably cute. I haven't seen this series before, and I'm definitely interested in checking out more books. It's a decent sized book dimensions wise. The stickers are found in two areas of the book, over several pages. It says where the stickers need to go (pages), and also what order to put the clothes on. It isn't just a simple sticker book which has the dress/shoes/hat all on one sticker. The shoes are always separate. Everything has its own sticker. Some of the national costumes use clothes which aren't seen underneath the outer clothes, but the stickers are still included so readers can truly understand how many parts costumes have. 

Having only glanced at the rest of the series, this is like an omnibus for two books, and I'm impressed enough to consider these as presents for a few young girls I know. Information, stunning, and easy to use, I give this entertaining, educative read 10/10. (I couldn't find anything wrong with it, other than it could have been longer!) 

Suggested reads
1001 Knights and Castle Things to Spot is full of lots of fun scenes, with diverse range of costumes (no stickers though). 

I hope you've enjoyed this post for NNFD. Please check out the official NNFD website, which has lots more info. 

1 comment:

Playing by the book said...

My daughters would love both of these!