The new Shape Books series brings the ancient world to three-dimensional life and reveals the most interesting topics from some of the world's most important empires.
Each title is a self-boxed 3-D board book that replicates an iconic structure from an ancient civilization. Page-filling color illustrations and concise text take young readers back in time, where they discover how people lived and what their world looked like. Engaging, interactive and informative, Shape Books are sure to be a hit with curious readers.
This book describes the three most important pre-Columbian civilizations in Mesoamerica and how, despite advanced knowledge of mathematics, astronomy and architecture, they eventually disappeared. Topics include language, personal decoration, diet, architecture, city life, sacrificial rites, weaponry, the Maya and Aztec calendars, religion and decorative arts.
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Oldrich Ruzicka, a former teacher, is the author of several technical books and more than 10 children's books.
Pavla Kleinová is a professional artist and graphic designer.Review:
These titles will prove to be very popular due to their unique and novel quality.... Lucky recipients of any one of the titles will find it to be informative and highly engaging. Highly Recommended. (Gail Hamilton CM 2011-11-25)
Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas by Oldrich Rozicka is described as a self-boxed 3-D Board book that replicates an iconic structure from an ancient civilization. But, open the book and, as you flip each step of the pyramid, you will be delighted with all the information and descriptive illustrations. Definitely recommended! (DIG Magazine)
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Book Description Firefly Books, 2011. Board book. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111554079330
Book Description Firefly Books, 2011. Board book. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB1554079330