As a former language arts teacher I know how important it is for kids to have nonfiction reading opportunities. I was excited for the chance to read and review a kids’ nonfiction e-book, and I was even happier to find out I could download them in PDF format to my old P.C., since I am not cool enough to have a Kindle or other high-tech reader.
Anyway, with our recent trip to Disney World, I chose to read and review Planet Explorers Disneyland : A Travel Guide for Kids by Laura Schaefer. I was interested in seeing what the California park had to offer versus the Florida one.
The e-book is a thorough tour guide of Disneyland, broken down by the different lands, such as Adventureland and Tomorrowland. Each section tells you some cool facts associated with that particular area of Disneyland, such as the fact that one of the designers who worked on the Jungle Cruise ride also worked on the shark for Jaws. The guide also tells you about the rides/attractions and restaurants in that area of Disneyland.
Following the sections that deal with each land, there are helpful tips for getting your most out of your visit, details about hotels in the area,maps, and information on the people who created the Disneyland theme park.
While reading the e-book, kids can click on links that tell them more information. For example, when talking about the It’s a Small World ride, the author gives links to the Taj Mahal and the Leaning Tower of PIsa, which have miniature versions on the ride.
All in all, I would say it is a very informative guide book to Disneyland and an interesting read for anyone planning to visit the park. I can picture a tween or young teenager using it to help guide his/her family through the amusement park. And the links with extra information are wonderful ways to help kids learn in the moment.
*I did not receive financial compensation for this review. I did receive a free copy of the e-book to read in order to write the review. All opinions are my own.