Saturday, 30 November 2019

Review - Hidden Wonders and Wild in the City - two new kids books from Lonely Planet

I received a copy of these books to review. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Today I'm sharing a review of two wonderful new books from Lonely Planet - Hidden Wondersand Wild in the City. We are big fans of Lonely Planet books in this house and these two are great additions to our collection - they are both brilliant books for children to browse through and pick up all sorts of interesting and fun facts.

New books from Lonely Planet kids review

Hidden Wonders

Hidden Wonders brings together a collection of strange and wondrous places from all around the world, both natural and man-made. There are 150 delights to be discovered, like Hidden Beach which is only accessible through a water tunnel linking it to the Pacific Ocean, or Lake Hillier in Western Australia which is bright pink! Some are places that anyone can visit, but many of them are a little more difficult to get to.

Hidden Wonders from Lonely Planet Kids

This collection of the planet's wildest and weirdest places is divided into sections according to their lines of longitude, and each attraction has a dedicated page with such enticing photography and descriptions that you want to rush there and see it immediately. I'm fairly well travelled and almost all of these places were new to me - it's an amazing book to spark a desire for exploration and discovery!

Hidden Wonders book review inside

Wild in the City

Wild in the City shares the secret lives of more than 30 extraordinary creatures that share our cities. Although the city might seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, there are a surprising number of animals that have learned to make the most of city life, whether they have recently moved in or have learned to adapt to their surroundings.

Wild in the City from Lonely Planet Kids

The book features animals from around the world, from the Red Foxes that we are used to seeing around where we live, to more intimidating creatures like the Reticulated Pythons that roam Jakarta or the Polar Bears that wander the town of Churchill in Canada. The book is beautifully illustrated, and is divided into sections that cover each type of animal, for example mammals, reptiles, bugs and birds.

Wild in the City book inside

There are several pages dedicated to each animal, along with information about how the animals survive in this environment and how they are affected by human activities and buildings. There are also tips for spotting them, and the signs to look for that point to their presence. The book includes lots of information as to how we can make sure that our cities are a home for both us and the local wildlife.

Children's books from Lonely Planet Kids

Both of these books would make a wonderful gift for a child this Christmas!

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