As picture books for children go this offers more than just a pleasant reading experience. This is the beginning of a series and said series provides information and education in a very entertaining and painless manner. In addition, the oft used but still extremely effective act of, including a lost or hidden object turns the reading experience into a game, in this case Mr Waldorf's spectacles.
This specific book deals with a visit to
Russia where Mr. Waldorf, a walking
upright and talking Golden Labrador, discovers the sights and sounds of travel. Russia provides abundant wildlife
such as the sturgeon and Siberian Tiger. The only other time I have heard of Irkutsk is the game of
is the closest city to the world's oldest and
deepest lake, . The lake is over 400 miles long and has an
astounding number of unique species inhabiting it. All this information is due to the interest
that the authors piqued with their picture book. I see these books having a fairly wide age
span as the older kids can be encouraged to Google the facts and find more in
depth information. Heck I did it and I
am a really, really old kid. Lake Baikal
Another feature that I particularly like is that the authors infuse the love of reading into Mr. Waldorf's character. Encouraging children to read should be a goal of every author.
I recommend the book.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.