Publisher: The Secret Book Company
As I’ve mentioned on a few occasions here on my blog, I have two children. A nearly 14 year old boy and a 10 year old girl. The boy child used to be an avid reader when he was little but is now more likely to be found with an X-Box controller welded to his hands. He will occasionally pick up a book before bed but I think this is out of desperation!
On the other hand, the girl child LOVES her books and her reading. She reminds me so much of myself as a young girl and I really do hope she continues to love reading. I get a bit misty eyed sometimes imagining all the great books I have on my Forever Shelf that she can pick up and read when she’s older (she’s already got her eye on The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacNeal!).
So, when the guys over at The Secret Book Company contacted me to see if I would like one of their children’s titles to read and review with my girl, we jumped at the chance. The title they sent us was Women Who Changed The World by Grace Jones and it looks like this:
My little Mini Bookish girl (MB we’ll call her!) read this book aloud to me, one inspirational woman per evening. I was pleased that there are a varied range of women in this book, a scientist, an author, a sportswoman, a singer, an equal rights activist, etc. MB enjoyed enlightening me with the facts laid out in this book, and they really were enlightening! for example, I remember learning a little about Helen Keller at school but I had completely forgotten what her story was, it was nice to be re-educated!
So, without further ado, I shall hand you over to MB so you can hear her thoughts:
I think the cover of Women Who Changed The World is very vivid and colourful and I love the symbols. The woman on the cover looks amazing and the symbols link to the information. It is very eye catching. If you walked past it in a shop, you would look at it and know instantly what the book is about.
The book was very easy to understand and very easy to read. I like how the difficult words are bold and coloured pink and then are in a glossary at the back of the book.
It has real photo’s which is also good, they are good quality photo’s and very eye catching. The quotes from the women at the bottom of the photo’s or pages are amazing.
At first I thought the book was about civil and equal rights, I never knew there were so many other inspirational women who were athletes like Serena Williams and scientists like Marie Curie. There are all types of inspirational women in the book!
I didn’t really know a few of the women so I have learnt more about the different women for example Malala Yousafzai receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 or Helen Keller when she was taught words when she was both blind and deaf.
The book was very interesting and also very helpful because I now know about lots of women who changed history.
I think the book would be enjoyed by children between the ages of 8-14. I enjoyed it very much and I can’t wait to look at more achievements.
Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book to review.
See you again soon.
Mini Bookish xx
So there we have it! That’s what MB thinks of Women Who Changed The World.
We really did enjoy reading this book together. There’s just the perfect balance of text and images with some easy to comprehend stats and some amazing inspirational quotes. A nice educational, interesting read for just before bedtime.
There are also a number of other books in the range to check out. MB has her eyes on The Greatest Human Achievements next!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this break from the norm! And thank you all for supporting my little Mini Bookish!
Thank you to The Secret Book Company for sending the book for review.
See you soon!
Amanda – Bookish Chat xx