Note: I received a free galley of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
A short review for a short book: This book of WWI history is exactly what it claims to be. It’s full of infographics, simple maps, child-appropriate explanations, and statistics about the first World War.
I thought this book was adorable. The illustrations were simple and clean, and they helped get the basic points across without becoming too cutesy or distracting. My one complaint is that the book is so short that I didn’t get a good feel for what the daily events and consequences of the war were. If the book had been about WWII or the Civil War instead, I probably wouldn’t have even noticed, but I know much less about World War I.
This fully illustrated history of WWI is perfect for kids, or anyone who needs a quick refresher on the events and statistics of the Great War. It’s short and sweet, and it gets the major points across without bogging you down in the details. It would be a great companion to a more in-depth study of the events of WWI.
Rating: Pretty Darn Good