Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Grace Hansen
Publisher: Abdo Kids
Machu Picchu's history is a fascinating puzzle for readers of all ages. There are many unanswered questions about its inhabitants and its geography. This book does a good job of introducing the mystery of Machu Picchu as well as a few tidbits of history. There are pictures that fill entire pages about every other page. Each is detailed and relevant to the information offered opposite it.
The vivid photography is this book's primary strength. Hansen does a good job of simplifying the history into sentences that early readers will be able to sound out with a little help. The font is also big and clear for early readers, and there is never more than a sentence on every page. Perfect informational book for the intended audience, preschool and early elementary-aged children.