Author(s): Joe Fullman
It's time to peek inside the world's most famous museums.
Welcome to Lonely Planet Kids' Incredible Cabinet of Wonders - the greatest little museum in the world! 12 collectors, from toy makers and monster hunters, to sailors and archaeologists, have created their own themed cabinets and filled them with their favourite things.
Kids can lift the flaps and open the cabinet doors to discover 100 extraordinary objects from our planet's weird and wonderful past and present, then read fascinating stories behind each one and find out where to see them in real life.
What objects will they find? And what stories will they tell?
The 12 themed collections are:
Each cabinet is illustrated by a different artist and features photos of every astonishing and unusual artefact.
About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school.
Guaranteed to be a hit with kids, this collection has several flaps per page which lift to reveal creepy, cool and fascinating exhibits from all around the world. A "Singing Tree" made from pipes and played by the wind from England, the fossilised egg of a real dinosaur from China, gigantic centipedes from the Amazon Basin, shark head masks from Alaska and more.
There's enough here to keep a gang of kids poring over every page, and might inspire some to create their own wonders. And once the kids are asleep, the adults can have a go too.
One of the great joys of travelling is exploring museums of all shapes and sizes. Now you can visit one from the comfort of your sofa, bed or even your kitchen (should you so desire) in this book sized variety. This handsome hardcover volume features a beatifully curated selection of odds and ends from museums all over the world. With photos of the artefacts hidden behind numerous cleverly illustrated cardboard flaps, it makes exploring this book a real interactive treat for children and adults alike (probably best for ages 6-9 though). A Staff Pick Of Bernice at the Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop.