The guidebook for any budding time traveller, this book takes you on a journey through time. Each page is bursting with pop-ups, pull outs, activities, rich drawings and weird and wonderful facts. Much like ‘Dragonology’ and ‘Pirateology’ this book is somewhat of a novelty, yet artfully compiled. Filled with intricate details ‘The Time Traveller’s Journal’ fits into the ‘ology’ book genre that is so popular with younger readers currently. Written by Ruth Redford, and presented as ‘Prospero Hermes’ Journal, the book mixes diary entries with factual information from the dinosaurs to life in space. While the first glance might dismiss this book as a gimmick, there is no doubt that Rachel Clark’s design is enthralling. Indeed, there was many an argument when this book arrived in my book corner; everyone wanted to use the mirror to decode the secret message or read the pull-out newspaper documenting the Titanic sinking. A firm favourite, making history compelling.
reviewed for ACHUKA by Danielle Alder.