08. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, History, Kristin

An Illustrated Timeline of Inventions and Inventors by Kremena Spengler, 32 pages, read by Kristin, on 11/05/2013

From controlling fire to the debut of the ipad, this book highlights the biggest advances in history.  The book is a 32 page timeline with illustrations and one or two sentence descriptions of the events.

I read this book with my 5 year old who was enthralled.  I found the illustrations to be clever and the descriptions gave just enough information that the reader didn’t get bogged down in the details, but still provided the necessary information.  It took us approximately 30 minutes over two evenings to read the book–that’s with many interruptions for side stories and questions.

I think this book serves as an excellent introduction to a number of topics.  Once the reader’s interest is peaked, he/she can delve into a specific subject more thoroughly through other books.

I would say this book would be good for a 8-10 year old as a read alone or as young as five if the child is being read to.

I just found that MRRL has a transportation timeline book by the same author, so look forward to that review soon.

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