Close-ups, cross sections, and cutaways galore! Libby Walden has created a feast for the eyes. This educational book for children takes an in-depth look at everything from our oceans to space. Each section spans across two pages with flaps on both sides – it is practically bursting with information for kids to devour.
When you unfold the pages, the information gets more and more specific. Example? The “Ocean” section begins with a surface level look which they describe as “Outside Ocean” and you see a shark with this fun fact: “Sharks are the largest predatory fish in the ocean, and with their lightweight skeleton and streamlined design, they are also speedy swimmers!” When you unfold the page, it reveals the cross section of a shark’s anatomy and a slew of more information regarding their jaws, teeth, skeleton, skin, dorsal fin, and tail. This style continues throughout the length of the book for a variety of sections.
In Focus is an engaging children’s book that will be opened time and time again. It has a wealth of knowledge that can be spanned across many sittings and would have been a favorite of mine as a kid. The illustrations are beautiful and provide a fun way to discover the world at a young age. And with all that is provided in the book, the design never becomes too busy or hard on the eyes.