National Geographic : 1973 Nov
The curiositycrowd selects four great new Books forYoung Explorers ONCE, while teaching the young of Athens, Socrates remarked that "wisdom begins in wonder." In that tradition of wise begin nings, the National Geographic Society an nounces new titles in its Books for Young Explorers series, brightly illustrated publi cations designed for preschool children and beginning readers-ages 4 through 8. Youngsters themselves were carefully polled about topics they would enjoy. They responded by voting for their favorites among a dozen suggestions. Now four hand some hard-cover books answer some of the questions of this curiosity crowd. Simple 726 words encourage the apprentice readers, and color pictures in profusion show the younger children just how much fun books can be. "Even better," one father wrote, "is your manual More About.... It makes me look smarter than I am." The 24-page guide gives parents and teachers supplementary facts, even suggesting reference sources for some informed talk when reading is done. To examine copies of the books reviewed on the next pages, mail the postage-paid form (opposite). Without obligation, you can see for yourself the wonder these volumes will hold for your own young explorers.