Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Reviews
It’s summertime, and my other half’s birthday is just around the corner. He is a hard person to choose a great gift for because he will go out and buy what he likes on the spur of the moment. One idea I had for choosing the perfect gift for him would be to look at his interests. I was looking at some summertime books ideas, so I was really happy when DK Canada asked me to review these books from their Gardening, Father’s Day and Superhero boutiques. Since he loves all three of these topics, I knew that my choices would put a smile on his face.
I chose three books that I knew my other half would love to have as a part of our family’s library. We received the following books:
I must admit, I kind of claimed Kitchen Gardening for Beginners for myself, as I have the “brown thumb” in our family, and I want to roll up my sleeves to grown some fruits and veggies to (sort of) get dirty in our backyard. My other half is our home’s resident gardener, and Kitchen Gardening for Beginners has so many tips and tricks on how to grow many types of fruits and vegetables in your yard. I like that this book is broken down so you can learn how to grow and care for fruits and veggies separately, so all of the information is not crammed together. The instructions are also easy to follow and some are even photographed so you can see what is being explained.
I chose Bonsai because my guy has always wanted to have a bonsai tree, yet he is the type that likes to do a lot of research before he buys what he wants. I thought that this book would be perfect for him to have as a reference so he can choose the best tree to pick for this new labour of love, and to see how to care and troubleshoot when he needs it. I also did not know about all of the different kinds of trees you are able to use to create these masterpieces, and this book shows various different types of trees being fashioned into bonsai trees.
The book my guy fell in love with was Batman: A Visual History. Since he is a huge Batman fan (well, we all are in our home), this book soon became a favourite to read after dinner with the family. It was so interesting to see how much Batman has evolved over the years, and how different artists have put their personal stamp on this popular Detective Comics (DC) character. We loved the prints that came as an added bonus to this book (they will be framed and put into his “office” soon). It was also fun to see so many of the DC comic book covers of this series, and to read some back stories into other DC Comics Batman and /or his entourage played a part in over the years! This book will be well loved by this family.
Another feature that I love with all of the DK Canada Books is that each book is so beautiful to read. The information each book provides is fantastic, but I have also found myself lost sometimes when I open books form DK Canada because the stories being told with the photos and the pictures they select for each book is really breath-taking. It is part of the fun of reading each time I open a new book from DK Canada to see what adventure I will stumble into.
So if you are still scratching your head for some fabulous summertime ideas to give to someone a special gift this summer, then look no further than DK Canada books. You will be surprised at the treasures you will find that they will enjoy reading.
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Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada in order to write this review. The views expressed are my own.