Amazing Islands by Sabrina Weiss and Kerry Hyndman

Publication Date: 2 June 2020

The Blurb

Intrepid explorers aged 7-11, get ready to embark on a breath-taking tour of over 100 islands found all around the world!

Discover over 100 of the planet’s most magical islands – their wildlife, history, diversity, people, cultures, treasures, and more – in this beautifully illustrated book. From islands that have been taken over by animals to disappearing islands, islands made of shells, artificial islands, and even islands that were once prison colonies, this book takes you on an exciting tour of some of the smallest land masses in the world.

The Review

Given that one tenth of the world’s population live on islands, Amazing Islands gives us a fascinating insight into the huge range of islands that grace our planet. From the islands that are no longer inhabited to ones made by man, prison islands to pirate hideouts, vanishing islands and mystery islands, there are over 100 spectacular places that you can travel to from the safety of your favourite reading nook.

Facts from science, history and geography are deftly interwoven with the environmental dangers that many islands face in a very accessible way. Whether it’s the island’s human or animal inhabitants or historical relevance that make it stand out, each is stunningly brought to life by Sabrina’s meticulous research and Kerry’s captivating illustrations.

Fact files and Top Tens will have knowledge seekers and quizzers storing up potential questions and answers, while the glossary and index make finding and understanding the information within easy. I love the addition of a pronunciation guide – there is no way I would say all of the island’s names correctly without it.

A fantastic pleasure browser that will have you, like Sabrina, opening google maps to see these Amazing Islands for yourself, until will can travel to them once more. And, even better news, it’s the first of an Amazing series. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

AMAZING ISLANDS by Sabrina Weiss and illustrated by Kerry Hyndman is out now in hardback, £14.99, What on Earth Books.

I have a copy of this glorious book to giveaway to a lucky reader. Head to my twitter account for details of how to enter.

Huge thanks to What On Earth Books for inviting me to take part in the blog tour. Do make sure you check out all of the stops.


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