Saturday, July 6, 2013
by Bryan Pezzi
Weigl, 2012. 24 pgs. Nonfiction
Weigl has done itself proud again in the nonfiction/Common Core market with a series of books about man-made wonders including the Parthenon, the Pyramids of Giza, the Taj Mahal, and in this case, the Eiffel Tower. Clear prose coupled with pictures, timelines, and colorful headings tell the story of this Paris icon for a wide reading range of youngsters. Kids may especially enjoying logging on to the Internet component of the book, especially because it is accessed by a "secret" code and password, where they can see a short panoramic view movie from the top of the tower, take quizzes, and find additional information.