BigFoot Seek-And-Find Series by D.L. Miller [Book Review + Giveaway]

A fun way to learn facts and figures from around the world


Did you know a giraffe has a black tongue so it doesn’t get sunburned when using it to grasp food in tall trees?

Or that Yellowstone’s Old Faithful geyser shoots 204°F hot water up 170 feet in the air?

How about this: The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, is 1,063 feet tall, weighs 11,100 tons and has 20,000 light bulbs that make the tower sparkle each night?

Or did you know that democracy and freedom of speech were established in Athens, Greece, In the 5th century BCE?


Well, we learned all of that and tons more in the BigFoot Seek-And-Find Series by D.L. Miller.

In the series, BigFoot and the reader go on adventures and learn interesting and important facts about the world. On their journey, children (and adults - it's addicting) have the opportunity to sharpen their search-and-find skills by finding BigFoot and many other objects on 2-page panoramas.

BigFoot Goes On Vacation


In this book, BigFoot is taking a vacation and travels to the African Plains, enjoys deep sea diving, visits a carnival and a balloon festival, takes a cruise, goes to the beach, visits Yellowstone National Park, goes camping, plays mini-golf, and explores life on a farm.

On the cruise, we learned what the sides of a ship are called, we learned about the different decks of a ship, about sonar, what a knot and a nautical mile are, and more.

We read about the history of carnivals and fairs, classic carnival rides such as bumper cars and Ferris wheels, unhealthy but tasty treats such as funnel cakes and cotton candy, and other fun stuff.

We learned about the wondrous ecosystem, terrific trees, and wild animals of the African Plains.

We dove into the ocean and saw incredible ocean animals and corals, and learned about submarines and scuba diving.

Yellowstone was the first national park in the world, is ginormous (but not the biggest park in the US…), sits on a volcano and has steamy geysers, and is home to all kinds of animals. It’s true, we read that.

The sand on the beach is actually made up of tiny rock grains, coral shells, quartz, or basalt. Seagulls can drink saltwater, and the ocean water comes and goes on the sun’s and the moon’s command.

Living on a farm is hard work but must be heaven on Earth for kids and adults alike. You’ll see when you read the book.

Want to escape the city life and enjoy the outdoors? Go camping! Read about how to camp, what to bring, what to watch out for, and more.

Up, up, and away in hot air balloon! We now know why, how and what’s needed to make a hot air balloon fly.

Did you know in the 1930’s there were 25,000 mini-golf courses in the US? Putt, putt, putt.


BigFoot Visits the Big Cities of the World


In this book, BigFoot visits some of the most interesting cities around the world

Paris is not just the “City of Love”, but also the “City of Light”. It takes more than a week to see all the famous and absolutely incredible buildings, cathedrals and churches, towers, castles and palaces of this beautiful city. Oui, oui, Cherie.

It’s up to you, New York, New York! We love New York City, but didn’t know everything we learned about in this book!

Athens, Greece – heaven for history buffs!

There’s so much more to London than fish and chips, scones, cookies, and afternoon tea. Learn why the Brits drive in the left lane, who Big Ben is, and why British English is different from American English.

Read why Venice is a city without buses, cars, and subways, and why it is called the “Sinking City”.

Did you know Pac-Man was invented in Tokyo? You can read all about it as well as about sushi, paper cranes, dragons, and geishas in this fun book.

Wow, half of Toronto’s population was born abroad, in over 200 foreign countries! Talk about multiculti! But there’s more to our neighbors in Canada…

There’s so much interesting and fun stuff in California. Why’s everybody moving here? Just look at San Francisco!

A city within a city. And not just any city. A Forbidden City! Don’t you want to learn more about this mystery?

There’s one city in the world that is both in Europe and Asia at the same time. Want to know which? It’s in the book!


We really enjoyed the two books. At first we were afraid that our 5-year old and our 7-year old were too young and maybe get bored reading the books since it's all about facts and there's not really a story (which is what they're used to), but we were pleasantly surprised that they were listening and soaking in every (or almost every) word. They knew that after every two pages of facts and information come the search-and-find pages which made it super fun for them. To keep the kids excited and avoid information-overload, we read each book over three days.

Book Facts


Age Range: 5 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 4
Hardcover: 48 pages

BigFoot Visits the Big Cities of the World
ISBN-10: 1641240016
ISBN-13: 978-1641240017

BigFoot Goes On Vacation
ISBN-10: 1641240008
ISBN-13: 978-1641240000

 

Giveaway


You knew this was coming, didn't you? We are giving away (1) one copy of each book to (2) two lucky readers (one book per reader).
How to enter:  Like us on Facebook + tag a friend on our BigFoot Facebook post (both actions required to be entered!). Giveaway ends at noon on May 25, 2018. 


Good luck!





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