I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A HONEST REVIEW.
Title: Let’s Explore South America
Author: Baby Professor
Year of Publication: 2015
Length: 32 pages
First Line: “South America occupies the southern portion of the Americas.”
Summary: This picture book will take you the wonderful sights in South America. Aside from enriching your knowledge on geography and deepening your love for learning, picture books also fuel your curiosity. With a limited number of words, you will have to decide for yourself what each page is all about. This would lead to questions and the burning desire to find answers. Buy a copy today!
Review: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
This kids book is a failure from start to finish. On the front cover of Let’s Explore South America is the very famous National monument Mount Rushmore, located in South Dakota, USA. That’s in North America. Not South America. Pretty embarrassing when you are promoting an educational travel book to children and can’t get the location correct. Luckily Baby Professor didn’t cover Mount Rushmore as a spot in South America in the book, but that makes its spot on the cover more confusing.
It doesn’t stop there either. There’s only 7 places covered: Mount Picchu, Angel Falls, Christ the Redeemer, Lake Titicaca, Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, and Torres del Paine National Park. That’s it. If you’re like me and are confused why Easter Island or the Galapagos were mentioned, I will explain. Apparently, those two islands are territories of Chile (Easter Island) and Ecuador (Galapagos). Therefore even though they are thousands of miles from the mainland, this book can claim it is part of South America.
Instead of showcasing 14 places, Baby Professor put in another two-page wide photo of the showcased location instead. Do you really need another view of Christ the Redeemer? No.
Here’s 7 more attractions you can visit in South America that Baby Professor missed: Mano del Desierto, Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, Bolívar Square, Porto de Galinhas, Atacama Desert and Salar de Uyuni.
The language in this kids book is a bit advanced for most children. For example, the second sentence has the world ‘biodiverse’. There isn’t a glossary in the back to help kids or parents out.
Let’s Explore South America is an absolute failure. I don’t recommend it to anyone.
Worst part: It’s made of fail.
Best part: That it’s made of fail.
Recommend For: No one. Really.