Author: Chae Strathie
Illustrator: Marisa Morea
This fun and informative book is part of a brilliant series published by Nosy Crow. It will really appeal to kids who love the Horrible Histories books and will lead to awe and laughter aplenty. Aimed at children aged 5 to 8, I thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult – and learnt a lot too!
This is a great series of books, by Nosy Crow in partnership with the British Museum, and the latest instalment is no exception. Presented in large, colourful format with vibrant, playful illustrations there is an abundance of fun facts and enticing information on a wide range of topics. Whether you want to know what kids ate, how they played, the most gruesome tasks they had to undertake or unusual medicines and punishments in school – then this is the book for you!
Avid readers will be thrilled with devouring this book in one sitting and more reluctant readers can enjoy dipping in and out – one of the joys of non-fiction. It’s always great to be able to hook children into a series of books, particularly those with eye-opening (and sometimes toe-curling and hair-raising) surprises at each turn. It’s easy to see how this book will make an excellent addition to classroom reading areas and to support teaching about Ancient Greece but I can also see it becoming well loved as part of bedtime reading and breakfast chatter in homes too.
Huge thanks to Nosy Crow for a copy of this enticing, fun and informative book, in return for an honest review.