Paperscapes Children’s Information Books – Book Reviews

Paperscapes Children’s Information Books – Book Reviews

Today we have a review with a difference. Below you will find not one but four reviews for children’s non-fiction books from Carlton Books Ltd. At the bottom of the page, you will also find a giveaway contains a set of the four books. You can find out how to enter at the bottom of the page.

paperscapes The Amazing World of Animals

The Amazing World of Animals

Author – Moira Butterfield
Publisher – Carlton Books Ltd
Pages – 64
Released – 7th February 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1783124275
Format – hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Meet the world’s most amazing animals in this beautifully illustrated book with press-out diecut pages which turns into a wildlife work of art. The Amazing World of Animals takes a look at fascinating animals from around the world.

The unique diecut format lets them leap off the page, forming a parade of the biggest, strangest, weirdest and most fascinating creatures from land and sea. From emperor penguins to the giant squid, mobs of meerkats to slow-moving sloths, there’s a new animal to meet with every turn of the page.

Each animal is presented with information about their appearance, characteristics, key facts and their conservation status.

Review 2017

In this ‘The Amazing World of Animals’ book you will find twenty-nine different animals from around the world to learn about. Some might soar high in the sky like the Hyacinth Macaw and Steller’s Sea Eagle, whilst others swim in our seas, rivers or oceans such as Peter’s Elephantnose Fish or the Blue Ringed Octopus.

You will find a whole arrangement of animals some you will be familiar with, others not so much. Each animal covers a double-sided page and includes information about the animal, it’s lifespan, food it eats, conservation status, and wherein the world you can find it – On a handy little map. There is also a useful and informative ‘Did you Know?’ section for each one too.

What is fascinating about this book is that it is not just a book to flick through and find out about each of the animals, it is also a book to get creative with. Each of the animals pops out to make a handy animal parade. Younger children will need an adult to help them remove the card from around the animals so that they don’t rip the pictures.

This book was very informative, wonderfully illustrated and had the added bonus of being able to turn the book into an animal parade too, not something I’ve seen in a book like this before.
This is more of a book for those that want to learn about animals but don’t want to have to go through pages and pages of information on them. I loved it and I’m sure kids will too.

Reviewed by Stacey

Animals book

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The Incredible World of Bugs

The Incredible World of Bugs

Author – Melanie Hibbert
Publisher – Carlton Books Ltd
Pages – 64
Released – 7th February 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1783124251
Format – hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.

 

Meet the world’s most incredible insects in this beautifully illustrated book with press-out die-cut pages which reveal a parade of creepy-crawlies. The Incredible World of Bugs takes a look at the fascinating world of minibeasts.

The unique diecut format lets the bugs leap off the page, forming a parade of the biggest, boldest, most fascinating and gruesome members of the insect world. Each bug is presented with information about their appearance, characteristics, key facts and their danger levels.

From blood-sucking ticks to venom-squirting beetles, there’s a new beast to meet with every turn of the page.

Review 2017

The Incredible World of Bugs is a fascinating book that I am sure all kids will love, as all the ones that I know are interested in creepy-crawlies and love to watch them slither, scuttle, and crawl about.

Just like the book on animals, this book showcases twenty-nine different types of bugs and again some I knew very well, others I’d never heard of that particular species. From Blue-Spotted Hawkers who are the fastest and most powerful flying insects to the Lantern Bug which may be colourful and look strange but given their name, they don’t even light up.

Each double-sided page gives you an interesting write up on each insect including their size, what food they eat and even their danger level. Once again there is a handy map showing the world and where each animal lives plus a ‘Did you Know?’ section too.

This book also turns into a work of art just like the animal book, as you can remove the excess cardboard from around the insects to create your own insects on parade. Make sure younger children have a grown-up to help them as you don’t want any pages ripping.

This book is just adorable. I love the artwork and the snippets of information about each of the varied and colourful insects. I certainly learned a lot and kids will too.

Reviewed by Stacey

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The Fearsome World of Dinosaurs

The Fearsome World of Dinosaurs

Author – Pat Jacobs
Publisher – Carlton Books Ltd
Pages – 64
Released – 7th February 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1783124244
Format – hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.

 

Meet the world’s most amazing dinosaurs in this strikingly illustrated book with press-out diecut pages which reveal a parade of prehistoric predators. The Fearsome World of Dinosaurs takes a look at some of these prehistoric beasts.

The unique diecut format lets the dinos leap off the page, forming a parade of the biggest, boldest and most fascinating of these incredible creatures from the past. Each dinosaur is presented with information about their appearance, characteristics, key facts and the meaning behind their names.

From gigantic herbivores to armour-plated tanks, there’s a new dinosaur to meet with every turn of the page.

Review 2017

Just like the other Paperscape books, The Fearsome World of Dinosaurs is filled with twenty-nine different dinosaurs. From those that were killers to those that preferred more of a vegetarian diet, the herbivores.

Each double-sided pages contains one dinosaur. There is information about that particular dinosaur, plus a handy note on how to pronounce its name. There is a map which shows you where each of the different dinosaurs lived as well as how long ago they lived, what period in time they roamed the earth, how big they were, what they ate and what their name actually means, such as Archaeopteryx means Ancient Wing, because when the dinosaur was found it was the oldest known bird. There is also the ‘Did you know?’ section available for each dinosaur too.

I have to say that I know the more common dinosaurs but some like the Pentaceratops or Struthiomimus, I’d never heard of before, so I learned a lot whilst reading through this beautifully illustrated book.

Again the book can be turned into a work of art in a dinosaur parade by popping out the bits of cardboard from around each dinosaur, make sure an adult helps younger children so that they don’t ruin the book by ripping the pages.

Another great book from Carlton Books that I can see all those dinosaur fans loving.

Reviewed by Stacey

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The Spectacular World of Space

The Spectacular Journey into Space

Author – Kevin Pettman
Publisher – Carlton Books Ltd
Pages – 64
Released – 7th February 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1783124268
Format – hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.

 

Discover space as you’ve never seen it before in this fascinating book with press-out diecut pages which reveal a gallery of planets, rockets and space-themed inventions. The Spectacular Journey into Space takes a look at the natural wonders found in space, and also the brilliant objects and machines that have gone – and will go – into space.

The unique diecut format lets the stunning photos leap off the page, forming a gallery of stars, rovers, telescopes, probes and much more. From the Space Shuttle to the Space Launch System, there’s something new to discover with every turn of the page.

Review 2017

Moving away from the theme of animals, this book covers all things to do with space and space travel. Inside The Spectacular Journey into Space, you will discover how old scientist thing the universe is and how it was created.

Each double-sided page, of which there are twenty-nine of them, is all about a different aspect of space or space travel, starting with the Sun and then moving onto the planets. Inside there is also information on The International Space Station, The Lunar Module, and different space corporations and missions.

The book will be adored by all those space fans out there as they learn about varied topics but all to do with space. Just like the other books as well as the information and ‘Did you Know?’ sections the pages also have cardboard sections that pop out to make the book into a work of art. Again make sure an adult helps with the removal of the cardboard.

Due to the nature of the book, I feel that this one is for slightly older children than the other three books from Paperscape I have reviewed. Some of the information is a little more complex and I’m not sure little children would understand it fully.

It contains some amazing artwork and looks spectacular. This is a must book for all those children who have a love for space and space travel.

Reviewed by Stacey

space

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Time for a giveaway one

paperscape books

Do you fancy winning a set of the Paperscape books from above? Well, I have one set to giveaway.

To enter – Simply tell me what your favourite animal, bug, or dinosaur is. Or let me know what you love about Space in the comments section below. (Please be aware that comments have to be approved before they appear on the blog, so it might look like your comment hasn’t posted but it is just waiting for me to verify it).

The giveaway is open to UK residents only and the prize will be sent directly from the publishers. Make sure the email address you leave in the comment box (visible to me only) is written correctly as this will be used to contact the winner.

Email addresses will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner. There is one set of the books available and no cash alternative. Giveaway begins today 26th February 2019 and ends at 12pm on the 5th March 2019. Good Luck everyone.


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32 Responses

  1. Wiebke Howey says:

    Ever since reading Beetle Boy my favourite animal is the stag beetle.

  2. Emma Mane says:

    I like them all. My little sister would love them too. My favourite animal is pigs. I would love a miniature one.

  3. jacqui rushton says:

    We love the stegosaurus in our house!

  4. Dagmara Kowalewska says:

    My sons love butterflies 🙂
    2 years ago we had a habitat and we watched their transformation- from little caterpillars to amazing butterflies. It was fantastic experience. And then we released them in the garden. Beautiful. It is a shame they do not live long.
    Definitely butterfly is our top one!

  5. Eszter Kosa says:

    Cats all the way! We ‘officially’ have 3, 2 girls and one’s son but his daddy and his brother who moved to the neighbours come and go as they like 😊
    My son has a plastic Diplodocus whose name is Alalalola 😂

  6. Lisa Bee says:

    My favourite animals are cats, also my daughters favorites!

  7. Margaret GALLAGHER says:

    Cockroaches are are favourites – been fascinated by them for years
    When you look at them closely theres so much more to see

  8. Simon Collis says:

    Ankylosaurus, though my 3 yo daughter loves triceratops!

  9. Sally Tedder says:

    Ever since I was small I have loved monkey peas, which I have just learned, by the wonders of the internet, are also called pillbugs or woodlice. It is the rolling up like an armadillo that is the best thing.

  10. Susie Groom says:

    Love all creatures. Live on a farm so get plenty of them! Just collected some tadpoles to put in our stream.

  11. Jenny Moreton says:

    My daughter loves all animals but she is fascinated by owls at the moment and even held one at school the other day! She would love these books!!

  12. Gill says:

    My son loves wolves and my daughter loves penguins. I prefer lizards 🙂

  13. Gill says:

    My favourite animals are cows!

  14. Pat Healy says:

    Grandson’s favourite Is diplodocus.

  15. Prerna Gupta says:

    my daughter loves lady bugs ..she is so fascinated by gaston in Ben and Holly’s little kingdom!!

  16. Competition has now closed and winner has been chose. Thank you for all your entries.

  17. Our first winner failed to respond to our emails and shout outs on Facebook. Unfortunately, this means that they have forfeited their prize and a second winner has been chosen and emailed today.

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