I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to review one of the Wide Eyed Editions books and intrigued to see what the chosen book; The Wonder Garden was about.
As I opened the parcel I was taken aback by the beautiful book I had received. Just the cover looked absolutely stunning, full of colour and beautiful pictures. With the caption 'Wander through 5 habitats to discover 80 amazing animals' giving me some idea of what I would find inside.
The book takes you on a journey where you can discover different environments and learn about the plants and animals that populate these habitats. Featuring the Amazon, Great Barrier Reef, Chihuahuan Desert, the Black Forest and the Himalayas it truly opens your eyes and your mind to the diverse nature in our world.
My little girl is a bit young to really appreciate the quality and detail (just coming up to 4 years old) although she enjoyed looking through the pictures and identifying the different animals. But I can absolutely see her loving this as she gets older and starts to really take an interest in animals or different parts of the world. And certainly this could be used to help with school projects from primary through secondary.
The illustrations are so beautiful and the bright neon colours make it really eye catching and keep your interest, making you want to read about all the different things on each page.
The facts are spread out across the pages so they are nice and short and easy to read, without complex language or too many words. Although I think children upward of 7 would start to understand and learn from them.
I'm pleased it's a hard back book as this is certainly one that will stay with us for years to come and be used by all of us.
I have really enjoyed reading through this book and have learnt so much myself, I look forward to sharing it with my little treasures.
I was sent a complimentary copy of The Wonder Garden by Kristjana S Williams and written by Jenny Broom for review purposes. All views and opinions are my own