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I've never had any odor problem with any other books before. But this one smells terrible. When the book is closed I didn't smell anything, but the moment I opened it, the odor was so toxic and strong, my throat became instantly sore, and I had to open the window to ventilate my room. Yes, the odor is that strong..
Another con is, the paper is heavy-weighted and the edge of the page is very sharp. I get a paper cut. Be careful when your little one's soft hand turns the page.
In terms of the content quality of this book, I am very satisfied. It's illustration and explanation is just wonderful and very educational.
I love this book! It’s beautiful! However, amazon does not always package books well and mine came damaged. The process of a refund is not efficient and I don’t trust my item will arrive not damaged again. It is very upsetting.
3.0 out of 5 starswhen a science book is written by children's author
Reviewed in the United States on 2 May 2019
The book is beautifully illustrated and should have been awesome. It is awesome at the first glance. But then you start reading, and you realize that the book was not written by a scientist, but by a children's book writer. Nothing wrong with that, but you see inaccuracies popping up here and there, and it spoils the book. It starts with "what is a tree" page. And the answer, according to the author, is " a huge plant that towers over us" That is it. I guess they forgot about bushes and tall grasses that would fit this description, and tiny trees living up north that are too tiny to tower over anything. There are small things like that throughout the book. Trees grow from tiny seeds. Well, some do. But some have huge seeds. The author also refers to trees having senses and helping each other by directing nutrients to them, which is all unproven science, if it is at all true. The book is almost sciency, but not quite. Please, please, have a real scientist to read your book before embarrassing yourself like that!