Planet Earth: the World in Infographics by Jon Richards and Ed Simkins

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Planet Earth: The World in Infographics
Jon Richards and Ed Simkins
Owl Kids, 2012
ISBN: 978-1926973-75-3
FORMAT: Non-Fiction
AGES: Elementary School
3 Stars

I love infographics, they are a great to look at information. I remember infographics more than just a bunch of facts in text. And sometimes an infographic will make a bigger impact if I can visually see the facts rather than just trying to picture it  or understand it on my own. That is why I was so excited to see this particular book. This book has loads of infographics that show anything from how deep the oceans are (and how deep various animals or submarines might go in them) to just how big the highest mountains on each continent are compare with each other. Another great thing about loads of infographics is that this type of book will not be intimidating for reluctant readers. It is the world records or eye witness-type of book where kids can look at what they want to look at and not feel like they are forced to read everything from front to back. Yeah, I think I like this book and hope that there will be more like it in the future.

What to do after reading this book:
Make your own infographic about a subject you are interested in.
Do an experiment where you collect data and then present the data in an illustrated form.
Make a bar graph of some interesting facts.

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