Monday, 9 June 2008

Book Review - Adventures in Antarctica

This book, written by Suravi and Rishi Thomas, is a true account detailing the kid's travel to and activities in Antarctica in 2005 along with their parents and other travellers. Diplomatic residents of Chile, Suravi and Rishi received places on a Chilean Navy ship sailing to Antarctica as a Christmas gift from their parents. They were 15 and 12 at the time. The book details the many stops they made both on their way to and in Antarctica, including the wildlife they encountered, bad weather, and the people they met.

The photos that the kids took in Antarctica were probably excellent but their reproductions in print form are not good enough. The writing also needs further editing as there are a few grammatical errors in the book. Also, for a kids book, it seems too content heavy with many continuous paragraphs and not much engaging content for kids. Apart from these points, it really is an interesting book - you see Antarctica through the eyes of children and learn a bit about the continent too.


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