Archive | November 6, 2016

Big Picture Book Long Ago

Big Picture Book of Long Ago

Big Picture Book  Long Ago









Big Picture Book  Long Ago

Sam Baer

Wesley Robins

Usborne, 2016

32pp., hbk., RRp $A24.99


Take a city, an English city, and then take a journey back through time and discover how people have lived and worked there over the centuries right back to its Stone Age camp beginnings.  

Interspersed with double-page spreads of how people travelled, what they wore and the structures they built, this is a Richard Scarry-esque picture book loaded with pictures and captions that will fascinate the young reader fascinated with history.  Or it might be the one that sparks an interest as the reader looks for the changes across the centuries and thinks about why they have occurred.

Even though it is very English-oriented, it could also be used as an introduction to compare the histories of Australia and England and examine why much of our life is still tied to that of the “Mother Country”, or comparing the Stone Age camp life with that of our traditional indigenous owners.  

More to this than meets the eye.