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101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12! Paperback – November 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1070L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Books; Nov Stk edition (November 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579908659
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579908652
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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So glad to have discovered this book.
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101 Places You Gotta See... is a great family reference book.
Kari Burke
We bought this for our 4 year old for Christmas and love it!
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By lumberjacknurse on January 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
Don't know what to do on the weekend or short vacations with your kids? Here are some great and some simple ideas that your children will delight in. It was fun going through the book with my 10 year old grand daughter and identifying what she had done (quite a few of the things) and what things she wanted to do in the next 14 months before she turned 12. There is a check off list which is usually appealing to a preteen. Also it was fun to recollect the many things the family had done together. We had been to a pig pen and a working farm, dug for fossils, spent hours in a cemetary, the state capitol, an aquarium, a waterfall, backstage and so on. Among things to do: a jail, courthouse, working port, antiquarian book store and a few more things. I will give it to my other grandchildren on their birthdays. Great Gift, great fun, great learning experieinces, and great price.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By E. Smalley on May 12, 2007
Format: Paperback
Books that encourage one to aspire to see all the world great sites are inspiring, but it not realistic for everyone to see the Taj Mahal and Patagonia.

This book brings adventure closer to home, and is wonderfully flexible and practical. Everyone can and should see a Migration Path, a Fort, a Working Farm, a Street Market and the House Where Their Parents Grew Up.

Besides, who doesn't want to recapture those elementary years?
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Clayton W. Hutt IV on February 21, 2009
Format: Paperback
Not sure why there is an age of "12" other than it makes it a catchy title. But I stumbled upon this book looking for another book online. Wasn't sure if it would be worth purchasing. So I had the local library order it in for us to check out.

Well let me tell you...my son who is 11 yrs. old couldn't put it down, as well my youngest who is 8 yrs. old...we've done some of the things mentioned in the book. Which brought back memorys and great laughs of past things we've done together...And also has given us direction for scheduleing vacations in the future. Some of the things in there I wasn't even aware you could do! So much fun we're purchasing our own book so we can use the stickers to add to the pages as to which ones we've been to and such.

Definately worth the asking price. I love the place in front of the book that stores the stickers listing "Top 20", NO WAY!, Yawn Fest,This Rocks< Awesome adventure,Been there, way strange and "WISH LIST".

If your considering the book...DO SO! There are so many places to see that you wouldn't have "thought" of on your own I'm sure...it's cool to discuss things that we've not done and what we would like to do first. And again all the conversations we've had when we see stuff we've done already. It's like...CHECK IT OUT WE'VE DONE THAT ONE! Then we laugh and talk about the time we had doing that particular vacation or outing...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Filipowski on August 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
Not all of the destinations we have ventured to in our daughter's eight short years are of much interest to kids. For the most part she is pretty patient and well-behaved, but I must admit that bribery is often resorted to. This book has been a huge help piquing her interest in heading to what would typically sound rather boring to a child (and even to some adults).

Now, before you freak out about how unfair it would be to entice a child into wanting to take a bunch of expensive and unrealistic treks around the globe...read on.

Most of the places listed are very general and can probably be found in your "backyard". A couple examples are "A Farmer's Market" and "A Cemetery". You can decide whether you visit a farmer's market in Paris and the Jewish cemetery in Prague, or the ones at home. Granted, depending on where you live a few may require more travel, like "A Lighthouse". But again, you still have the choice to consider a trip to the Outerbanks of North Carolina or to Gdansk, Poland.

Our daughter is very methodical so checking destination off a list is incentive enough for her to pay attention to a boring tour guide tell her about the history of some old rocks on a hill in Rome. Does that count as an "Archeological Site" or an "Ancient City"?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Austinlvr on July 31, 2008
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I bought this book so my 10 year old son and I could look through it for ideas on places to visit. It comes with stickers that you place on the pages - for example "Been There," "No Way," "Top 20," and "Awesome Adventure." We had such a fun time going through the book and remembering things we've done and talking about things we would like to do, for example visit a "Big Cave." The ideas are broad so you can find them in almost any area of the country, like "A Working Farm" or "The Home Your Parents Grew Up In" or a "Marvel of Engineering." I left a pretty poor review of "500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up," but this is exactly the type of book I was hoping to find. There are pages in the back for notes on your travels, and we plan to go back and write in where we visited. Very well done book, BRAVO!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By rwatson579 on November 29, 2012
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My daughter was just 2 years old when I was diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer. We bought this book and it quickly became her 'bucket list'. We have had such a good time putting together a scrapbook of our adventures thanks to the suggestions in this book. Highly recommended!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Lowery on August 13, 2008
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My seven-year-old and I are both pleased with the ideas of things to do in this book. O'Sullivan has selected 101 outstanding ideas of places to go to enrich a child's (or adult's) life. From visiting a lighthouse, to checking out a forest canopy to eating at a quirky restaurant (such as South Carolina's South of the Border restaurant), they are all easy-to-do and worth doing, and they create experiences your child won't forget. The stickers are great fun--my son has already posted what he has accomplished already and is ready-to-go on the next adventure. A++++ book.
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