Kid Konnection: Story of the Titanic
With all the interest in the Titanic this year, DK Publishing has published a beautiful book for young readers, Story of the Titanic. The book is approximately 10 inches by 12 inches and has thick, glossy pages with illustrations by Steve Noon, as well as photographs.
Story of Titanic starts with some background on the ship, its design, and what it took to build it. From there, the story is told in a timeline of sorts – the date is in the upper left hand corner of each page spread. This book really puts a human face on the ship and its tragedy for young readers.
Since this is a DK book, I went in with high expectations and, I’m happy to say, it exceeded them! I love the cross section of the ship and the little tidbits included along with the story. I even learned a thing or two as I read it – for instance, the most expensive suites cost $2,493!
This book is visually very appealing as well. Noon’s full color illustrations are gorgeous and detailed. Young readers are given figures to spot in many of the pictures and I’m proud to say I found every one of them!
I liked the fact that a few pages on the search for the remains of the Titanic are included. There’s also a glossary of terms and an index in the back of the book. This book is recommended for ages 8 to 11 – those interested in the Titanic will love it!
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