Children's LiteraturePart of the "Abre los Ojos y Aprende!" or "Eyeopeners" series, this slim volume briefly describes ten famous places in China, Egypt, Australia, India, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Italy, the United States, Canada and France. Some of the famous places included are: the Pyramid at Giza, the Taj Mahal, the Coliseum, and the Eiffel Tower. Each famous place is described with a short page of simple Spanish text facing a large color photo. (The Spanish translator is not named.) A small world map at the top of the text page helps to locate the country being discussed. An index, bibliography and internet list are included. While visually appealing, the information presented is very superficial, and I noticed an error on page 14. A photo identified as an Aztec pyramid is really Mayan. The series is aimed at beginning or early readers in grades K through 3. It might be useful if simple Spanish overviews of culture and geography are needed. 2002, Blackbirch Press/Thomson Gale, Ages 5 to 9.
Gisela Jernigan, Ph.D.