Reviews by seadocks
I was excited to get this book, but then none of the recipes were that great. I only tried one and it was very bland. I really wasn't moved to try anything else in the book. A lot of the recipes were similar to other ones I have in larger cookbooks and that may be why it was not appealing to me.
My ten year old was really into reading these after the movie came out. I like it because it puts three tales in one book and he is also reading stuff a little above his reading level so it makes him ask or look words up he doesn't understand. Great collection in one book. You can also get all of these books for free on your kindle through amazon.
My kids loved this book when we had it form the library. They have made five or six projects form it and we wrote down some of the others we wanted to try. I think we might order the book just to have it for our own use because the kids liked it so much, so check it out.
I really liked learning about the real people that lived in the past. Most of the time history is all about the rulers, leaders, and armies of history, or the technology. This set of lectures talks about the everyday people that lived in the past. It is great because most of the people that will watch these lectures, especially from libraries, are everyday people from out time period and we get to see our counterparts in the past. I liked the fact that the guy giving the lectures was also very passionate about what he was teaching. Great Stuff.
I did not get to see the exhibition, but based on this book it must have been great. I really enjoyed looking through and reading this book with my kids. i always love books that show my kids the important contributions that other cultures and nations give to the world. I can see how books like this help my kids to see other people as important and just as great as us. If my kids only got info on other people from tv they would never know the great things that other cultures give the world. I am very thankful that this book and others like it are out there for helping to educate the society of tomorrow.