Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Review: You Rule! by Lonely Planet with Giveaway

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the new titles recently released by Lonely Planet Kids (an imprint from Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel publisher), from October 15 to 31, 2015.

Lonely Planet Kids aims to enhance learning, interaction and appreciation for the planet’s rich diversity of people, places and cultures. Immersive, engaging and educational, the new Lonely Planet Kids books continue to explore the world and inspire awhole new generation of travelers as only Lonely Planet can. Lonely Planet Blog Tour Button

You Rule
Create Your Own Country 
by Scott Forbes &
 Emma Laura Jones 
Lonely Planet Kids
 Pages: 96 
 Recommended Ages: 8+ 

Think you can run a nation? You Rule!: Create Your Own Country by Scott Forbes and Emma Laura Jones shows ambitious young leaders (ages 8+) how to create a new nation completely from scratch. Decide on laws, establish borders, design a flag, gain citizen support and more. Be king, queen, chief, emperor, president or dictator – you decide, because right here, right now, you rule!


This is a fun book packed with all sorts of information, tidbits and facts which will help kids dream up their own country and probably, go outside a claim a piece of the yard as their own kingdom. I write this last part with a slight smile because that's exactly what my son did.

When I picked this book up and read through it, I found all sorts of interesting things--bits and pieces of knowledge which bring a 'huh'. But although I found it fun to look through, I wondered if my son (10) would really enjoy it. The book might be thin, but there's a ton of information packed into the pages and the sight of all those typed words made me wonder if a kid might find it intimidating. . .or simply too much.

But my worries were unnecessary.

My son sat down on the couch and sunk into the pages. Although he didn't sit and read every page immediately from beginning to end, he skimmed back and forth sucking up different things as he went along. Every now and then, he'd stop and point something out to me. By the time he was done, he knew what flag he was going to make, what part of our yard was going to be his new kingdom, and how he was going to structure it. He was also surprised to find some information about one of the early explorers they'd just discussed in school. Considering creating a country was the farthest thing from his mind when I handed the book to him, I was impressed that it immediately left an impression.

As said, this book is chucked full of details, and it's not something I believe most kids will sit down and devour straight through from beginning to end. But it is the type of book kids will come back to again and again because there's always something new for them to discover--things they didn't notice before.

About Lonely Planet Kids

LP Kids Logo From the world’s leading travel media company comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children’s imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. We’re kickstarting the travel bug and showingkids just how amazing our planet can be. We will inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We promise to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It’s going to be a big adventure! Come explore.

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Lonely Planet Kids Blog Tour Schedule

October 15 Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Giveaway) Cherry Mischievous (Spotlight: Adventures Around the Globe) Rockin' Book Reviews (Review: How to be an International Spy)
October 16 Domestic Chanteuse (Spotlight: The Travel Book) Reading Authors (Review: You Rule!)
October 17 Adalinc to Life (Review: Adventures Around the Globe) Geo Librarian (Review: The Travel Book)
October 18 2ReadBook (Review: How to be an International Spy) Tea Time and Books (Spotlight: You Rule!)
October 19 The Blended Blog (Review: The Travel Book) Icefairy's Treasure Chest (Review: Adventures Around the Globe)
October 20 Bookworm for Kids (Review: You Rule!) Mami Tales (Review: How to be an International Spy)
October 21 Here's the Story (Review: The Travel Book) Alwaysjoart (Review: You Rule!)
October 22 Tina the Bookworm (Review: How to be an International Spy) Sunshine Girl Blog (Spotlight: Adventures Around the Globe)
October 23 Fuonlyknew (Review: Adventures Around the Globe) Books for Books (Review: You Rule!)
October 24 Jemima Pett (Review: The Travel Book)
October 25 Published Bestsellers (Spotlight: How to be an International Spy)
October 26 K&A's Children's Book Reviews (Review: Adventures Around the Globe) Christy's Cozy Corners (Review: The Travel Book)
October 27 My Soul Called Life (Review: How to be an International Spy) I Read What You Write (Review: You Rule!)
October 28 Blooming Brilliant (Review: Adventures Around the Globe) Writer With Wanderlust (Review: The Travel Book)
October 29 View From the Birdhouse (Spotlight: The Travel Book) Kevin Gerard, Author of Diego's Dragon (Review: You Rule!)
October 30 P is for Preschooler (Review: Adventures Around the Globe) The Logonauts (Review: The Travel Book)
October 31 Oh My Bookness (Review: How to be an International Spy)

Blog Tour Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: November 8, 11:59 pm, 2015 Open to: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Lonely Planet Kids and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com. a Rafflecopter giveaway MDBR Book Promotion Services

1 comment:

Renee C. said...

Thank you for taking part in the "Lonely Planet Kids" Blog Tour and for giving a candid review. It's sometimes tricky finding something to "grab" our kids. I'm glad your son did enjoy it in the end! :-)