3D Expanding Pocket Guides from Candlewick Press
Once again, the amazing Candlewick Press is behind books that are beautiful, fun and even educational. And, in this case, relatively inexpensive! Stunning artist Sarah McMeney is the creator of these fantastic, pocket size guides that make traveling with a kid so much easier. I am of the belief that any trip can be made more exiting (or tolerable) when kids are given books that will inform and guide them on their adventure. These 3D Expanding Pocket Guides are ideal because they are small, light and inexpensive ($8.99!!!!) and have the added attraction for kids of being interactive. The newest book in the series features the Metropolitan Museum of Art, highlighting twelve galleries, rooms and courts that will appeal most to young visitors and including a map on the last two folds. McMeney illustrates her subjects with a bright, colorful palette, paper engineering giving each spread an in depth perspective. A brief descriptive paragraph accompanies each feature as well. This is the first book in the series to feature a museum rather than a city (see below) and I hope that McMeney continues to create these fantastic 3D Expanding Pocket Guides to other great museums around the world!