Atlas of Record-Breaking Adventures: A Collection of the Biggest, Fastest, Longest, Toughest, Tallest and Most Deadly Things from Around the World

Quarto/Wide Eyed Editions. (Atlas of). Oct. 2020. 96p. Tr $35. ISBN 9780711255654.
Gr 5-8–Readers explore some of the world’s most extreme wildlife, locations, and flora in this illustrated atlas. The book begins with a world map and a table of contents, which is arranged in alphabetical order by continent. Each chapter kicks off with a map of the continent. The following pages depict somewhat cluttered scenes that highlight physical features, animals, or landmarks. Each topic section provides a brief paragraph of information and captions written in smaller type. In each scene, an inset map pinpoints the featured location in relation to the continent. Size comparisons are given in terms of European landmarks, such as Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower. End matter includes a “Can You Find?” page with one item from the topic, making it similar to a Where’s Waldo? search. An index is also included.
VERDICT A fun, informative title. However, if curriculum support is needed, this book serves as a secondary purchase.

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