Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Explore 360° Pompeii

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Book Review - Explore 360° Pompeii

Explore 360° Pompeii

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About the Book
More than 1,900 years ago, the Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time when the massive eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buried the city, and everyone in it, under layers of ash. Today, millions are gripped by the dramatic story of the sudden destruction of the town, and the fascinating preservation of the people and animals who were there when it happened. Explore 360°Pompeii offers an in-depth look at life in the city before, during, and after the eruption. Young readers will be amazed by:
  • Spectacular fold-out artwork of Pompeii before and after the destruction
  • Spreads with stunning 3D features illustrating the city's tavern, forum, public baths, amphitheater, bakery, and more
  • A historical review of Pompeii, from what daily life was like in the town to the eruption of the volcano to the discovery of the buried city in the 1800s
Enclosed with the book is a fabulous CD-ROM with 3D model animations that will take viewers on a meticulously detailed tour of Pompeii, giving them a taste of what life was like in the city and putting them at the heart of the action. Approximately 125 full-color and black and white images throughout. (Ages 8-14)

My Take on the Book
I really enjoyed reading this detailed nonfiction book about Pompeii. The author included a CD which the reader will definitely want to use. You will feel like you are actually there on this tour of Pompeii. I thought that was not only clever but also a good teaching tool.

The reader will learn about the history of Pompeii before and after Mount Vesuvius buried the city in volcanic ash. You will see how the people lived and worked. The photographs show homes, bathhouses, an amphitheater, the streets, the art, and especially interesting are the casts of the people who died during the eruption. There are maps, captions, and many more details that will assist the reader in understanding the city, its people, and its destruction.

The book could be read independently by an advanced reader or used as a read aloud for a younger child.I think you will find this book one that you will want to include in your home library.

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