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Parents' Guide to

What Is the Story of? Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Surprisingly deep, interesting look at beloved characters.

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Like the related series, this one is packed with details that go well beyond the focus of each book but stay grounded in the topic. A look at how Hello Kitty came into being includes information about Japanese society in the mid-20th century, business and social customs, and more. These books are much more than meets the eye, and have a fabulous level of detail for both young readers and adults. There's a lot here to catch the interest of reluctant readers, and more than enough new vocabulary and facts for proficient readers with a variety of interests.

Book Details

  • Author: Who HQ et al.
  • Genre: History
  • Topics: Arts and Dance , History
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Workshop
  • Publication date: April 16, 2019
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Available on: Paperback, Audiobook (unabridged), iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: June 5, 2019

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