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America’s National Monument
Long
1960

How about a vintage travel book? I can hear everyone say “but that stuff doesn’t change.” It actually does. Hours, access, and directions have all changed to some extent after over 50 years. In the case of a book about national monuments, quite a few have been added since 1960. Travel often gets overlooked for currency. Good collection development for travel includes an awareness of world events, travel requirements, and other factors that can impact travel.

Currency not withstanding, this is simply a boring book with boring pictures.

Mary

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Show your passport, Mr Dinosaur

Canadian Dinosaurs

Canadian Dinosaurs
Kelsey
2003

Thanks to a librarian friend, here is a book on Canadian dinosaurs (as opposed to those pesky American Dinos). I am imagining  a few Canadian Dinos taking in some Tunnel Bar-B-Q, hitting a casino or strip club, and then crossing over to catch a Red Wings game in Detroit. (I know Americans in Detroit do this, so I am only assuming the traffic goes both ways.) How do those tiny arms hold the passport?

Before anyone gets upset, this book is NOT awful! I loved the layout, pictures and information. I particularly like that they provided information about the particular digs and museums in Alberta. I can’t wait to plan a vacation to Dinosaur Provincial Park.  My only gripe is that it is getting a bit ripe in age and maybe a newer edition is in order.  One of my regular kids always says you can never have too many dinosaur books. That kid is absolutely right.

Mary

 

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