This week we are looking at a new book – Elephants on Tour: A Search and Find Journey Around the World and taking part in a Blog Tour Week. If you’ve never heard of a blog tour, it’s where a group of book bloggers are sent a book to read and review and each day one of them shares their review. Today is my day, so here goes!
Elephants on Tour: A Search and Find Journey Around the World is a beautiful hardback book. If you’re not sure what a search and find journey is, think Where’s Wally but with elephants. It’s an illustrated tour of great cities and buildings around the world.
From the skyscrapers of New York and Tokyo to the jungles of Peru and Madagascar, the elephants are off to see some of the most amazing places in the world – discovering famous buildings, food, transport and activities in each destination along the way.
Each page is a riot of detail. The hand drawn scenes are packed with things to discover. How many London buses can you find on the London page? Why is there a cat climbing up the Houses of Parliament? Where are the five elephants on tour and what are they doing? Each page comes complete with a list of essential facts so you can learn a little more about each city.
There are also travel pages. For example, when you journey from St Petersburg to Tokyo you ride the Mongolian Railway. There are facts about that too, and some suggestions for funny things to look out for on the pages before and after.
We’ve been looking at a page each night before bed and if I’m honest, it’s a little bit addictive. It’s also a great starting point if you’re introducing a new topic. My son is currently studying the Amazon Rainforest at school, so the page on the Amazon was a good place to start talking about life there.
Author and illustrator, Guillaume Cornet has created a brilliant book. Elephants on Tour: A Search and Find Journey Around the World is absolutely beautifully drawn. It’s not word heavy, but it’s exactly the kind of book which will keep the kids (and you) engrossed for ages; searching out all the little details and learning a little about what other countries are like.
Visit my blog tomorrow if you’d like to learn how to draw the Elephants on Tour with Guillaume Cornet!
Elephants on Tour: A Search and Find Journey Around the World by Guillaume Cornet costs £14.99. It’s published by Laurence King and it is available from a wide range of bookshops.
For more information about the Blog Tour or to download some colouring sheets and other resources, click here.
For details of more children’s books published by Laurence King, visit their website.