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HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent

HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND

The World Beneath Your Feet

By Peter Kent (Author) , Peter Kent (Illustrator)

Age Range: 7 - 9

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-525-67552-3
Publisher: Dutton

This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. To give readers a little context for what they’re seeing, Kent (Go to Jail!, p. 340, etc.) heads each topical spread (“Homes,” “The Street Beneath Our Feet,” etc.) with a paragraph of introductory remarks, and includes diverting historical anecdotes in sidebars. Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)