Lands of Long Ago (Spot the Mistake)
|Author:||A. J. Wood; Mike Jolley; Frances Castle (Illustrator)|
|Series:||Spot the Mistake Ser.|
Lands of Long Ago is a search-and-find book that takes you through history from the Neolithic Stone Age to 17th and 18th Century Pirates. In each image there are 20 objects to spot that didn't exist in that time period. Sunglasses on Medieval Knights? Forks in Ancient China? Each object comes with a fact about that time period. Did you know Vikings "carried special spoons with them to clean the dirt out of their ears"?
This book is for anyone who enjoys search-and-find books and is interested in history. Things to spot vary in difficulty so there is lots to learn. Carrots are hidden in a scene for Ancient Egypt. We find out on the next page that they grew many crops in Ancient Egypt such as wheat, figs and melons, but they didn't grow carrots, which weren't grown as a crop until thousands of years later.
A brilliant, informative and entertaining book full of fun and colourful illustrations.
'This is fun' * The Bookseller *
'With its beautifully embossed hard cover and cartoonlike illustrations...I found my 13-year-old and her two friends huddled over it, pointing to the pictures and (I swear) saying "This is cool!"' * New York Times *
'More serious historians will relish Spot the Mistake: Land of Long Ago... This large, lively book taps into children's delight in gloating over grownup errors, encouraging critical scrutiny along the way.' * The Guardian *
AMANDA WOOD and MIKE JOLLEY have been making books together for more than twenty years. Together they have created all sorts of prize-winning picture books as well as many information books. They live and work in the UK.