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Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago

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Would a Mayan warrior have worn a watch? Would a Viking have used a compass? Test your knowledge of history and spot 20 mistakes in every scene. Then, turn the page to discover if you were right and learn more fun facts about ancient civilisations, including the Ancient Greeks, the Ancient Egyptians, the Romans, the Mayans, the Vikings, and many more!
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Wide Eyed Editions
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Kathy
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Give this to graduates of the "Where's Waldo?" and "I Spy" books (grades 2-5). In elaborate scenes from history, see if you can pick out the anachronisms: everything from the obvious (a wristwatch on a medieval knight) to the not-so-obvious (chickens in a stone age village). The answers are on the page, with descriptions of what would be true instead (eg, the Maya valued gorgeous feathers like from the quetzal bird, but would not have a peacock feather because peacocks are from India). This is l ...more
Ilse O'Brien
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The sweet spot for this book is ages 9-12. I had 5th graders (including my own daughter) clamoring for this one!
Tracie
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Where's Waldo/I Spy meets history except this time readers are challenged to find the mistakes! ...more
Emily
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
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History shown in an I spy/ what's wrong with this picture style. Could be good for a history/ STEM program. Very fun for browsing and learning about history in an unique way. Gr. 3-5. ...more
Amy Lafleur Meyers
This is a really creative twist on search and find books. Look for the historical mistakes (aka anachronisms) and find twenty of these on each set of pages in a comedic, cartoonish scene from history. Then flip the page and see the answers. Some anachronisms are obvious like headphones and speakers while others are a challenge. Settings range from ancient Egypt, medieval times, and beyond. Test your history knowledge & searching skills with this entertaining book.
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Read and reviewed for School Library Journal (issue 2017-04-01):

Gr 1–5—Travel through the lands of long ago in this search-and-find title with an educational twist. After a brief introduction to two unnamed child guides and the premise of the book, a time line of the different periods and cultures, from the Stone Age to the era of piracy, is presented. From there, the real fun begins. Wood and Jolley devote a full spread to each of the 10 time periods featured. The catch: hidden in the illustrat
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