Take an eye-opening trip around the world! Using everyday objects in ingenious ways, artist Joan Steiner has created three-dimensional scenes of more than 40 famous landmarks and familiar vacation locales ? from the shores of Cape Cod and chateaux across Europe to the Egyptian pyramids and the magestic Taj Mahal. Complete with photographs of the actual sites, fascinating facts, and more than 500 look-alikes to search for, this unique postcard album will challenge and captivate puzzlers of all ages.
Again showing her genius for turning found materials into realistic structures and scenes, Steiner conducts viewers on a world tour, from the sliced-bread-and-peanut-butter terraces of Machu Picchu to the Leaning Tower of Cookies. Each of the 39 stops is shown on a postcard or luggage sticker, and each spread comes with an identifying caption ("Everyone should visit Paris in the spring") and, for seek-and-find aficionados, the total number (which usually runs to dozens) of different items to spot. Closing with itemized lists and brief comments on the places she depicts, the author offers up another creative, riveting outing-though the photographer, Ogden Gigli, deserves more credit than a mention in the acknowledgements for making the water actually look wet, the settings natural and the monuments monumental. (Picture book. 6-8)