- 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12! Paperback – November 1, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
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?
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...
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"?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Terrific gift for older elementary and tweens to introduce a love of diversity, adventure, and travel.Published 7 months ago by Elizabeth King
I bought this book for my grandchildren - it is a wondrous book. There are lots of ideas for places to explore, and most are general enough so that they may be found anywhere in... Read morePublished 7 months ago by jenniewynne
Not what I expected and was very damaged. I thought it was sites and places to visit with your child before they are 12 around the country and world. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Heather Bowling
Great book! Of course we didn't do them all but still can use as my son gets older & fun for me to see what I have done as an adult. :)Published 20 months ago by Karen S. Tokar
This book probably just needs to exist in a list format, but if given to a child new, it's a great way to track what they've done and seen. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by Kim Michelle
Like other readers, I wish the author hadn't called the title 101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12 as I know my 14-year-old niece will love it, but will be reluctant to carry... Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by cheapteach