Holiday Gift Guide: The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders

It’s always been a tradition in our house to give and receive books at the holidays.  An activity book of sorts always appeared for Saint Nicholas Day on December 5th and that meant that the holiday countdown had commenced.  Books under the Christmas Tree or in our Stockings are something you could always count on as well.  These books were always something special and sometimes had to do with another gift under the tree.  Maybe it was a “how to” book that went with a building kit under the tree or a book about a destination because we would be travelling to that location.  The tradition has passed from one generation to another in our family.  Today, we present a fun book for you to place under the tree.

incredible cabinet of wondersThe Incredible Cabinet of Wonders

It’s time to peek inside the world’s most famous museums.

Welcome to Lonely Planet Kids’ Incredible Cabinet of Wonders – the greatest little museum in the world! 12 collectors, from toy makers and monster hunters, to sailors and archaeologists, have created their own themed cabinets and filled them with their favorite things.

Kids can lift the flaps and open the cabinet doors to discover 100 extraordinary objects from our planet’s weird and wonderful past and present, then read fascinating stories behind each one and find out where to see them in real life.

 

What objects will they find? And what stories will they tell?

The 12 themed collections are:

  • Toy Maker’s Cabinet
  • Sailor’s Cabinet
  • Monster Hunter’s Cabinet
  • Naturalist’s Cabinet
  • Miniaturist’s Cabinet
  • Doctor’s Cabinet
  • Treasure Hunter’s Cabinet
  • Archaeologist’s Cabinet
  • Costume Maker’s Cabinet
  • Musician’s Cabinet
  • Scientist’s Cabinet
  • Make Believer’s Cabinet

Each cabinet is illustrated by a different artist and features photos of every astonishing and unusual artifact.

About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let’s start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humor and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place-inspiring children at home and in school.

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