Saturday, February 18, 2012

Isabella: Girl on the Go by Jennifer Fosberry

As has been proclaimed on my blog many, many times over the years, I’m a sucker for a good children’s book!  I had tons of books growing up (and many of them are books that I still have and read to my kids today).  Some of the things that I consider qualifiers of a good children’s book are:

  • hardbound (I want my books to stand the test of time, and I’ve never met a paperback children’s book that I’ve wanted to keep – even if it’s a really great story)
  • endearing storyline (my favorites are generally set to rhyme, but not always – it just needs to be a story that I feel we can relate to in some way or one that we want to hear/read over and over again)
  • great illustrations (they don’t necessarily have to be colorful, but they have to be good!)

Isabella: Girl on the Go meets those criteria. Here’s a bit about this book:

9781402266485 Jennifer Fosberry has created an inspiring follow-up to her New York Times bestselling series featuring everyone’s favorite purple-haired little girl. Previously, Isabella discovered her favorite heroes in My Name Is Not Isabella. Now she travels around the world experiencing its greatest wonders without ever leaving her own backyard.

Isabella, as precocious as ever, spends the day playing with her dad as she discovers that the far corners of the world are closer than you may think. She pretends everyday things (like the sandbox) are

extraordinary places (like the desert and pyramids of Egypt).

Travel around the world to places like:

  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Great Wall of China
  • Chichén Itza
  • Big Ben
  • Statue of Liberty

Isabella ends the day in her own home-sweet-home, the most wonderful place to be. A back-of-the-book “Places That Changed the World” section features descriptions of all the places Isabella visits.

This is definitely a fun book and one I think we’ll read again and again.  I love Isabella’s imagination.  And, as a homeschool mom who is always looking for books with educational content, this book fits that criteria as well.  It’s a great introduction to some popular places in the world that kids will certainly learn about later in life.  The back of the book even includes more detailed information about the places Isabella mentions and the occupations she aspires to.  We found it very interesting!

If you would like to learn more about Isabella: Girl on the Go – such as where you can purchase the book or where you can meet the author on her book tour – check out this website.  While there, be sure to download the free Activity Kit, complete with passport!  This is so cute!

NOTE: I received a free copy of the above-mentioned book from Sourcebooks, in exchange for my posting about it on my blog. I was not compensated in any other way, and I was not obligated to write a positive review.

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