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Tiny Travelers Series: Picture Book Reviews

One review, three books. The Tiny Travelers series is a fun and informative series of books for younger readers and armchair travelers everywhere!

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Tiny Travelers Series

Description: Tiny Travelers is inspired by a world of cultures. The Tiny Travelers “Treasure Quest” Series takes its readers on a fun-filled journey to discover what makes each country special.

My Thoughts

First things first: the art is bright, colorful, delightful, eye-catching and the rhyming text is fun to read out loud! You will enjoy reading the words in other languages with the provided phonetics as well as looking for the hidden items and for those that are not.

As you go through the pages, the text and the detailed illustrations work together to teach the young armchair traveler very many things. These include words from the language, an introduction to interesting places in the country, traditions and events, wildlife, people, food, and more. It is truly amazing how much you can learn within the few pages of these board books, while maintaining cultural authenticity and accuracy.

I love that it includes things that most people first think of when they hear the name of the country (like the Great Wall of China or San Juan or the mariachis) and then the other equally wonderful things that make up that nation (like Wuling Mountains or Xochimilco or the Arecibo Planetary Radar). Curious now, aren’t you?:)

The Layout

The first page has the map of the featured country along with a useful fact card containing capital, language, currency, and population statistics. The ‘this-book-belongs-to’ is replaced with a ‘boarding pass’ where the tiny traveler (armchair one, in this case) can write his or her name. I am sure this format makes it exciting for kids – travel through the pages, earn those stamps on your book (and you can get free stickers for each book to stick on relevant pages), and complete your travel.

Each two-page spread has a similar layout with similar symbols across pages for ease of use. Each one includes

  • the name of the specific place depicted on the page,
  • the what-you-need-to-seek in a ‘stamp’ that you can put the free appropriate sticker on when found,
  • a ‘Did you know’ fact box about something on the page,
  • labels to highlight items depicted (could be food, animals, places, etc) that inform the reader, and of course
  • the detailed art work with the rhyming text taking center-stage, or well, spread across the two pages.

The last couple of pages include a checklist to see if the reader found everything and ends with the world map highlighting the featured country.

Tiny Travelers: China

Title: Tiny Travelers China Treasure Quest
Creators: Steven Wolfe Pereira & Susie Jaramillo
Publishers: Encantos Media Studios
Pub Date: 26 Nov 2019
Genre: Children’s Non-fiction, Board Books, Travel
Age-Range: 5 – 7 years
Source: NetGalley digital review copy

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Tiny Travelers: Mexico

Title: Tiny Travelers Mexico Treasure Quest
Creators: Steven Wolfe Pereira & Susie Jaramillo
Publishers: Encantos Media Studios
Pub Date: 22 Oct 2019
Genre: Children’s Non-fiction, Board Books, Travel
Age-Range: 5 – 7 years
Source: NetGalley digital review copy

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Tiny Travelers: Puerto Rico

T Title: Tiny Travelers Puerto Rico Treasure Quest
Creators: Steven Wolfe Pereira & Susie Jaramillo
Publishers: Encantos Media Studios
Pub Date: 25 Feb 2020
Genre: Children’s Non-fiction, Board Books, Travel
Age-Range: 5 – 7 years
Source: NetGalley digital review copy

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Conclusion

It is tough to represent a country within the confines of a children’s board book and there will always be lots of things that might be missing but this series does a great job of presenting it perfectly for the intended audience in a fun, interesting, and enriching way!

So, yes, these books are a wonderful addition to any library. So, if you have a child who enjoys learning about new places, or the search-and-find activities, or even if not, these books are going to be well-worth it.

They left me curious to learn more about everything mentioned, eager to travel and explore, and yes, hungry!

Disclaimer: Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copies of the featured books. These thoughts are my honest opinions of each book.

Related Reads

Here is another related series that takes young readers around tours of major cities in the US – here

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Dear reader, do let me know your favorite travel books, for any age group, fiction or non-fiction? I would love to hear your suggestions.

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23 thoughts on “Tiny Travelers Series: Picture Book Reviews

  1. I have never seen these books before and now can’t wait to check them out. We love traveling, but of course can’t visit everywhere. This is such a great way for kids to learn a little bit about different countries!

  2. These look like great books, and a great way to introduce kids to the world around them. I will have to check these out. I think they are perfect gift ideas.

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