Look Inside Reviews the meaning and history of jewelry over time as well as step-by-step instructions for creating beaded bracelets, also known as friendship bracelets. Instructions include how to look for materials, threading the beads, and creating a loom. Glossary, additional resources, and index. This series provides readers with step-by-step instructions on a variety of different fun projects that range from arts and crafts to starting a business. Each book explains important history or background information needed to understand the subject of each title and the simple-to-follow instructions help the reader start the project and bring it to completion. Social Studies, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math connections throughout.
"Different knots for different jobs and the reader will learn how to tie numerous types of knots. The reader can practice his/her new skills to build a teepee or make a doll stretcher. Glossary, index, and a list of other sources are included. One can envision readers of this book roaming the halls with knotted up ropes. Great fun!
Book Buzz, January 2012
This is a solid resource that enables children to produce items that are appealing to most youngsters. However, children may not immediately choose these books themselves. The illustrations do not jump off the page and appear to be a bit outdated. Each book contains a chapter on the history or background, inner workings, and production of an item. This series would probably be used more often if purchased as a teacher reference.
Library Media Connection 2011
A fun look at the knots place in history, sailing, fishing and sports. Illustrations and instructions provided to learn how to tie ten different types of knots and what the knots can't be used for. Great history of knots, glossary, index, and additional resources. Fantastic history lessons, new words, and how to do a multitude of knots. Highly Recommended.
Richardson Independent School District, June 2011
The book begins by teling us the history of ropes and knot typing, from prehistoric times to the present. Then you are provided with the terms given to the different parts of a rope used for knot tying and the book ends with many illustrations and photographs introducing you to 10 different kinds of knots, how to tie them and their uses. This book is written simply and with many highlighted vocabulary words that are defined in the glossary at the back, making it a very useful book for anyone interested in learning to tie knots.
Arlington Independent School District, June 2011"