Friday, March 29, 2019

If A Mummy Could Talk... - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

If a mummy could talk, what would it say? Of course, mummies can't talk. But with modern scientific tools, we can still discover what a mummy has to tell us. Read the stories of mummified Egyptian pharaohs and priestesses, baby elephants, pampered pets, and even a prehistoric bison. Uncover clues to centuries-old murder mysteries and human sacrifices, and even find out what a person or animal had for their last meal! Information from real scientists explains how we know what we know about each mummy. So, what do these mummies have to say? Lots, it turns out!

My Review:

The process of mummification fascinates me, especially in regards to Egyptian times.  Some mummies are formed by nature and others are preserved because people made sure the body would be protected.  Both forms are discussed in If A Mummy Could Talk...

The pictures in this book are colored illustrations, but the stories about each mummy featured are true.  It talks about Otzi, the Ice Man and Vladimir Lentin, among other people and animals.  Because mummification occurs after death, there is talk of the afterlife and other suggestive material.  If your child is old enough to be okay with that kind of talk, this book is a good resource of entertaining information.  Although this book is geared towards kids ages 4-9, I found it interesting to read myself.  I learned that King Tut had many health problems and his parents were probably related!

In the "For Creative Minds" section at the back of the book, there's information on the tools paleontologists and archaeologists use to study artifacts.  There's also a Mummy Map quiz for children to match the mummy to the area it was found.  Even more, there's information on the different ways to make a mummy, a Mummy Sequencing exercise, and a Natural or Not? exercise.

If A Mummy Could Talk... is a Spring 2019 release from Arbordale Publishing.



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38 comments:

aperry said...

The roaring 20's is interesting to me.

Heather! said...

I have always wished I could have lived during the 1920s. Especially, maybe, in Paris! And the clothes in *Downton Abbey* from that time period...GORGEOUS!!

Unknown said...

I've always been intrigued by the 20's and 40's!

Miri Crosson said...

The Elizabethan era has always fascinated me.

Jan Lee said...

I like the 1920's era :)

SueZH said...

I've like learning about Colonial America.

bison61 said...

I enjoy reading about Chinese history between the Opium Wars and the Communist regime

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wen budro said...

Hmmm......I will go with the Civil War time period. It was such a huge change in our country.

Anne Higgins said...

I think the time period we are currently living in is unique - sure we can all look back and wonder how our super Grandparents survived all they did - but each era has its own stamp - so I will stay where I am - nice to look back but count my blessings for what we freedoms we have compared to the past

Donna C. said...

1920's fascinate me.

Lisa Ann said...

I'm intrigued by Victorian England.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like reading about the Civil War era.

Lynne said...

I'm intrigued by the 1920s - flappers and bathtub gin! ha ha

nikkirae said...

Medieval times!

susan1215 said...

I'm interested in the 1920's,

mscoffee77 said...

Ancient Egypt has always fascinated me.

tdk said...

The 60s-80s interest me!

Leela said...

The 1700s.

Antoinette M said...

I like to read about the 1940's.

Vikki Billings said...

The 40s, 50s and 60s really interest me.
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bluecat said...

I like to read about ancient Egypt and the pharaohs.

kathy p said...

I always loved the 80's..Oh to be young again.

Edye Nicole said...

the 1800's!

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Laura said...

The Elizabethan era is very neat!

Megan Evans said...

I love learning about Colonial America.

mahnrafjtb said...

I would love to see dinosaurs but I would love to visit the roaring 20's.

Crystal K. said...

I've always been interested in the Renaissance.

Unknown said...

I love the renaissance time period!

Meghan said...

Ancient Egypt!

Rusty said...

I've always been interested in the Tudor Dynasty (1485 to 1603).

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I was always fascinated with ancient Egypt.

Pooch said...

The era that fascinates me is the Post World War II period.

Margaret said...

I love the 50's

Annmarie Weeks said...

I love reading about anything from the Jazz Age. The flappers, the music, the parties...

Sand said...

I would love to travel back in the 1910's to have seen what it was like for my great-grandparents.

lkw1974 said...

The 20's sound like a cool era. Thank you

Gabby Hope said...

I love love the 1920's and the 1030's.

lilyk said...

the 1960's