A sarcophagus-shaped interactive book teaches young archaeologists all about mummies, enabling them to ""unwrap"" the head to see the centuries-old skull underneath, and pull moveable tabs to discover which organs were preserved in jars.
Not even the lengthy subtitle can do justice to this ingenious oversized book-really more of a package, as there are no actual pages. After opening the die-cut, coffin-shaped covers, kids first pull down the feet of a mummy, then lift up a second spread that exposes the figure's midsection and head and allows the arms to pop out. Voila! As promised, a four-foot-long mummy, surrounded by numerous intriguing factoids that omit none of the grisly, kid-pleasing details-"Onions were often used to replace a dead person's eyes"; "The brain was first scooped out through the nose with a 'brain hook.'" A large flap over the shrouded head folds back to reveal the cadaver's skull, where a pop-up dialogue balloon imparts more info: "The embalming process has destroyed my eyes, and my nose has been damaged by the tight linen bandages." And there's more: two large flaps on the figure's torso open left and right to disclose such sidebars as "Mummies from Other Lands" and "Coffins and Canopic Jars." For all those kids enamored of Egyptology exhibits at the museum, it's a sure pleaser. Children's BOMC selection. All ages.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Description du livre Random House Books for Young Readers, 1995. Hardcover. État : New. 1st American ed. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0679870288
Description du livre Random House Books for Young R, 1995. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110679870288