The good, the bad and the mad – a lively text full of fascinating facts about England’s colourful monarchs, coupled with illustrations by some of the most inventive illustrators in children’s fiction....
|Title||:||Kings And Queens|
|Number of Pages||:||112 Pages|
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Kings And Queens Reviews
An easy and enjoyable read. Sort of like an English "Cliff Notes" to British history.
Kings and Queens gives the reader a paragraph (sometimes very short and sometimes half a page long) on each ruler of Britain. It tells us a bit about their personality, or their accomplishments as a king or queen, or their hobbies, or what people think/thought of them. Sometimes a ruler get a short paragraph of around five sentences, but some (like Henry the Eighth and Elizabeth the Second)have around three pages to themselves.This book taught me many things about the kings and queens of Britain and the British Empire. It was informative, written in a friendly way and fairly entertaining. And I liked the way it started before 1066 and William the Conqueror. I didn't, however, like Tony Ross' illustrations. The figures were, on occasion, sort of grotesque and misshapen and honestly, even repulsive sometimes. Sorry if I'm offending anyone, but it's my opinion and I think this book could have done with better pictures. There was the occasional drawing from other illustrators, like for George the Third, which I much preferred.I'm glad I read through this book and I'm sure I'll look at it again if I ever need it for reference. A nice read. :)
I think that “The Hutchinson Book of Kings & Queens”. It includes amazing facts about famous kings and queens which are true and 100% accurate. There are also brilliant illustration of different kings and queens who some people may or may not have heard of. Even though, there are some gruesome pictures they are quite funny. It is easy to read and child friendly. There are lots of fascinating facts about different monarch’s lifestyles and what they used to eat when they had dinner. There are some interesting facts like a baby being king at just the age of nine months. Plus some really funny facts like “Which king died on the toilet.” Tony Robinson has written other amazing history books but I chose this one because it’s funny, creative and well thought out and designed.
The royal family lineage is confusing on a good day but the easy/simplistic overview in this book made for an enjoyable read. With its combination of political facts and fun tidbits, this would be a great way to provide a historical overview of English royalty to almost any age. I borrowed the copy, but would love to have as my own reference!
I enjoyed this one it is the second children's book I have read about the Kings and Queens of England and I am really pleased this one was much easier to follow and in a chronological order, informative and entertaining
British history as an interesting children’sbook by “Baldrick” from the BBC comedy “Blackadder