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This week’s children’s book review is all about ‘So you think you’ve got it bad? A kid’s life in the Aztec age’. It was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*.
A kid’s life in the Aztec Age might sound like fun, what with all that brilliant sunny weather and exciting festivals, but actually life for kids could be pretty hard. In this hilarious book, written by award-winning author Chae Strathie, children will learn just how tough life really was, from being jabbed by cactus spikes to snacking on maggots… and even wearing jaguar skins!
Brought to life with rich, humorous illustrations by super-talented Marisa Morea. Other titles in the series include: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Prehistoric Times.
The great thing about books is that they offer so many fun ways for children to learn about all different kinds of things. With lots of different times in history to explore, this, along with other ‘So you think you’ve got it bad?’ books, can be a great way for children to learn about something new.
This book focuses on showing how children would have lived during the Aztec age. It’s so important for children to learn about other cultures and how different things might have been for other people. There is a clear contents page at the beginning of the book, which makes it easy for you to jump from section to section if you’re not ready to read the whole book in one go.
Sections in the book include topics such as family life, health and medicine and education, just to name a few. Some topics are things that children will be able to recognise from their every day lives and others are more suited just to the period in time such as myths and superstitions or gods.
Each page is quite colourful and bright with the illustrations and these are a great addition to the informative text to go alongside them. Each section has just enough information to read and look at so it doesn’t take too long to read or for children to lose interest.
So you think you’ve got it bad? A kid’s life in the Aztec age is a great way for children to learn about what children might have been doing all those years ago and to see how it differs to their lives now.