Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Review: Pop-Up Volcano!

I went through this amazing book with a five and eight year-old and both were totally fasciated. The pop-up pages are nothing short of spectacular. This will make an excellent resource for anyone studying volcanoes in school, writing a report, or participating in a science project concerning volcanoes. Both of my young readers kept flipping back to the pop-up pages again and again. 

A real favorite turned out to be the Volcanoes Under the Sea page. The kids couldn’t believe something like that could happen underwater. 

From the publisher:

Watch out! Explosive content! Science, history, and culture are brought to life through vibrant illustrations and riveting pop-ups in Pop-Up Volcano! that take you right to the edge of the crater.

Have you ever wondered how volcanoes are formed? Did you know that there are different types of eruptions? Pop-Up Volcano! tells you everything you’ve always wanted to know about volcanoes with fact-packed text―and pop-ups! Discover the science behind volcanic eruptions; what happens when magma meets water; the kinds of creatures that make their homes next to these mountains of fire; and what the Hawaiian goddess Pele has to do with all of this.

This fascinating book features detailed illustrations and stunning paper engineering for amateur volcanologists and nature lovers. Readers will delve deep beneath the surface of our planet, witnessing some of the most devastating moments in recorded history, including a mysterious volcanic eruption that occurred during the Middle Ages and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius outside Pompeii almost two thousand years ago.

Illustrated in color throughout.

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