David Travels to the Past by María José Mosquera Beceiro and Gonzalo Martínez de Antoñana {Children’s Book Review}

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David Travels to the Past by Maria Jose Mosquera Beceiro and Gonzalo Martinez de Antonana {Children Book Review}Title: David Travels to the Past
Pages: 72

David is a young and restless apprentice painter who wants to know everything about painting. His intelligent teacher, the Master Messina, invents a way of transporting David through time to prehistory. They go there looking for the origins of art, but once they are there nothing will be as they thought.

In a second adventure they travel towards the unknown art of Mesopotamia. This time they won´t go alone. The sympathetic and intelligent Angela will travel to the past with them bringing her particular point of view.

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This is an interesting book. It is set up like a comic book with strips of colorful illustrations and the main characters speaking with speech bubbles.

The book is broken up into 2 sections – The Rock Painters and The Babylonians.

The characters, David and Master Messina, travel back in time where Master Messina teaches David about the people of that era.

I thought the illustrations were great and the characters were fun, but I felt like the book lacked… more educational content. I felt that there was more that could have been added for value. That is not to say that the book isn’t educational, I just felt that it could have used more.

This is a book that I can see my 8 year old son enjoying. It deals with history and is written in a comic book format – two things that he enjoys. While it may not personally be one of my favorites, it was a neat book and I look forward to reading some of the other books they have available. Be sure to check out their website

About the Author & Illustrator
María José Mosquera BeceiroGonzalo Martínez de AntoñanaMaría José is a teacher. She won international illustrations awards. Gonzalo has a degree in art history. He works in museums and as a tourist guide.

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