Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Book 14

National Geographic Amazing: 100 People, Places, and Things That Will Wow You

Normally not a nonfiction reader, I was drawn to this book while watching over my bookfair yesterday.  The photographs in this book are amazing!  Each photograph (or set of photographs) is accompanied by a description of the item(s) pictured, ranging from a couple of paragraphs to a couple of pages. This book is informative and will entertain reluctant readers.  They are "reading for information" even if they don't realize it!  My favorite entry is one in which a nature photographer details his experience photographing flamingoes.  He was in an aircraft overhead and just as he was about to leave, the flamingoes shifted into a shape....of a flamingo!  What a cool picture!  Hundreds of flamingoes in the shape of a flamingo.  Can you imagine?

Recommended for: Reluctant readers, students who like science, nature, or photography

Rating: 4 stars