Spin the Globe: Turtles of the Reef by Edward Moldenhauer
Spin the Globe: The Incredible Adventures of Frederick von Wigglebottom: Turtles of the Reef written by Edward Moldenhauer and illustrated by Ken Yapsangco is another book in the informative children’s book series, where this time we follow Frederick to the tropical land of Belize. This time, Frederick finds himself on a beautiful beach covered with turtles, as he looks at his map, he finds out that this country is home to Maya ruins, rainforests, and the second largest coral reef in the world. Frederick soon meets a boy named K’ayab who is a native of Belize with Mayan ancestry. He tells Frederick of the endangered turtles that his family is studying. K’ayab informs Frederick of the history of the country of Belize, revealing a very colorfully layered culture. Throughout the book Frederick goes on many adventures in Belize, including snorkeling, exploring the rainforest and ruins, and much more.
This is a great book series to teach kids about geography, history, and culture of different countries around the world. Moldenhauer has created an engaging and entertaining character with Frederick von Wigglebottom who children will be eager to follow as he explores the world. The book is well organized and packed with facts for kids to latch on to. The colorful illustrations are great and help add to the text. Since the book has chapters and is probably a little to long to read before bed in one sitting, parents could read this book over the course of one week. The glossary at the back of the book is also helpful to further clarify new unfamiliar terms. We love this book series and we think you will too!
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