Marc Martin’s ‘Lots‘ is a really proud book. I could imagine children poring over this title, sharing it on a carpet, reading it in a book corner. It would be the title that children looked at again and again. Facts would be shared, pictures absorbed and compared.

The compilation of incidental facts alongside anecdotes, funny asides and busy, packed, brightly coloured snipped pictures is enticing. ‘Lots‘ is made up of a lot of different places, with varying lifestyles, landmarks, histories, foods and backgrounds. Marc Martin packs in as much information about each place, drawing the comparisons and the wonder through his double-pages packed with-  ‘lots’.

Mr Bookwagon said, ‘This is the type of book I’d have loved and treasured as a child.’ I feel the same way. ‘Lots‘ is essential. We recommend it to children, and their adults, aged from 7 or 8 or 9 years of age.



Marc Martin

(Big Picture Press) – hardback

Lots‘ is determined to catch your attention. A geographically random selection of places is magnified to include incidental details, facts, funny asides and anecdotes and a gamut of bright overlapping gouache coloured pictures. There is ‘lots’ to see, think about and learn in ‘Lots’. We are delighted to have discovered it, and recommend it to readers aged from 7 or 8 or 9 years of age.


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