Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 7 to 11
- Grade: 2 to 5
- Reading age: 8 to 9
What's so great about Puerto Rico? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do on the Island of Enchantment! We'll explore Puerto Rico's charming cities, iconic landmarks, colorful coral reefs, and fascinating history. The Puerto Rico by Map feature shows where you'll find all the places covered in the book. A special section provides quick territory facts such as the motto, capital, population, animals, foods, and more. Take a fun-filled tour of all there is to discover in Puerto Rico.
About the author
Anita Yasuda was (gasp) a girl who couldn’t keep out of her local Sanrio Gift Gate. An avid collector of Japanese pop memorabilia from the 1970s, including textiles and anime, she made friends with Hello Kitty*R while a schoolgirl in Japan. She is the author of Japanese Children’s Fabrics: 1950s-1970s and Japanese Anime Linens: 1970s to Present, both for Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
"In an innovative change from most state sets, these books are lively travel guides to each state's top 10 kid-friendly places. They cover an eclectic mix of historic sites such as the Ingallses's South Dakota homestead, museums, and science centers, scenic natural wonders, and popular culture favorites such as theme parks, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and iconic stops along Route 66. The authors incorporate information about state history and geography in their descriptions, which include tips on what to do, see, and eat. Sidebars add information about people, animals, and geographical themes. Full-page color photos and smaller photo overlays are outstanding. National, state and locator maps are a plus. VERDICT: These books won't replace traditional report material, but they introduce kids to the magic of travel and offer them a look at some of the United States's most interesting places."?School Library Journal, Series Made Simple