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This week’s children’s book review is all about Find Tom In Time: Ancient Rome. It was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*.
A brilliantly fun search-and-find puzzle book for children from 6+, developed in consultation with the British Museum. Tom’s not only lost in time, he’s lost his cat, too! Can you find Tom and his naughty cat, Digby, across the pages? Packed with detailed artwork, fascinating ancient Roman facts and over 100 other things to find – from a sacrificial cow to an escaping gladiator – lose yourself in ancient Rome with this brilliantly interactive book! The perfect book for fans of Where’s Wally! Filled with stylish artwork by award-winning illustrator Fatti Burke. Now in paperback! Have you read Tom’s other adventures? Find Tom in Time: Ancient Egypt, Ming Dynasty China and Ancient Greece.
When I was at school I remember absolutely loving history lessons and learning about how people lived in the past. Ancient Rome was always one of my favourites to learn about, although I can’t remember too much about it now. When Erin gets to this point at school I hope she loves it just as much as I did and I can’t wait for us to learn about it together as well. With the Find Tom In Time: Ancient Rome book we can do this while having fun at the same time.
Tom is transported to Ancient Rome with the help of a special coin from his Granny! On each page, there are scenes of things that might happen in Ancient Rome, or places people might have gone. Within these pages you can find Tom mixed in with all of the other people, but he can be a bit tricky to spot. Have fun finding Tom while also talking about what’s happening on each page.
The illustrations are great and the two page spreads are large and bright. There are small paragraphs of text dotted around to explain the situation and what everyone might be doing. On each page there is also a ‘can you spot?’ section, with a few different things for you to find, as well as Tom! The solutions are in the back of the book just in case you need them as well.
Find Tom In Time: Ancient Rome is such a fun and different way for children to learn about history. It really involves them in each page and there are lots of different things to find and to talk about. Much more fun than just reading a text book!