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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
Explore Sydney by Douglas J. Fehlen is a great resource that brings children into the wonderful city of Sydney. The book features amazing details and facts that give young readers a well-rounded picture of an amazing place with a fascinating history and location. This book includes an overview of the city with Fehlen exploring how the country was once a penal colony, the discovery of gold, and even taking a playful look at the feud for the best city between Sydney and Melbourne. This is an educational resource that every parent will love to share with their children!
Douglas J. Fehlen explores Sydney by delving into the history and culture of the city through amazing facts and stunning photos. The lovely images will show children the city and the people and bring the place to life right off the page. Questions are included throughout to further children’s thinking and encourage them to dive deeper by looking up maps and Sydney’s location. The history unfolds with the addition of an amazing timeline that includes facts dating back to 20,000 BC when Aboriginal people first settled on the continent.
The facts are delightful additions that educate children about the industries found within the city, specifically the reliance on tourism which is rooted in cruise ships. Explore Sydney by Douglas J. Fehlen gives children a thorough understanding of the city with geography, sports, culture, and history. Explore Sydney takes children throughout amazing locations like the Sydney Harbor Bridge and educates them about a faraway place that will inspire them to discover more about the world.