Any expat or travel-loving parent will love this book because it allows one to tell the kids about world-renowned landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben. More so, if the reading parent has a personal experience to share.
The book is about a little girl who uses her exceptional imagination to transform herself and her surrounding into a popular landmark. In her sandbox, she finds herself an archaeologist in the Pyramids of Giza.
It’s a fun way to introduce the kids not only to interesting places but also exciting (sometimes, gender-bending) professions and personalities. My favorite would have to be Isabella pretending to be a warrior of the Great Wall of China.
My daughter loves it because of Isabella’s purple hair (Did I mention that it is her favorite color?? Because she repeats that fact to me a million times a day.) The book made her seriously consider changing her hair to purple. There should be a warning on the book’s cover — Lead character too cool. May heavily influence young readers.
There was a lot of new concepts in this book for her. And she asked so many questions. What is the Statue of Liberty? What is an astronomer? And many more questions. The other warning to add to the book cover — May increase volume of questions from the reader and prolong bedtime.
My rating: “I should get our own copy of this book, and check out the other Isabella books.”
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