I received this book courtesy of Mrs. Roman for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
Overview: Let’s learn about the country that is famous for pasta, wine, the Coliseum, and the current seat of power for the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
Story Telling: We have and educational book here. I would advise this one for eight-year-olds.
Artwork: The illustrations are still cute and more realistic than cartoon-ish.
Likes: Some of the information is fascinating.
Mrs. Roman still keeps her pronunciation keys with these travel-inspired books.
Dislikes: I get that most children can pronounce spaghetti, but does that mean that we have to pick the Italian words based on their difficulties?
Favorite Character and Quote: It’s difficult to find these in educational works of this size. The spoiling effect can be stumbled upon too easily. This time, I’m taking a pass.
Favorite Scene: I liked the emphasis on family in this one.
Conclusion: This book has fascinating information. But it is one of the more complicated additions to the series. Be ready for some questions when you share this one with your ‘travelers.’