Barefoot Books Amazing Places
Miralda Colombo, Beatrice Cerocchi
Explore the stories of fifteen incredible landmarks, from Angkor Wat to Stonehenge to the Colosseum, in this comprehensive illustrated guide. Readers will get to know the people who built these places of wonder, the best ways to visit them and their mysteries that still puzzle historians today.
Miralda Colombo always has a suitcase in her hand. Making the most of her passion for seeing the world, she works as a journalist and writes about travel and cooking. She published her first book, a cookbook for children and families, after the birth of her daughter Alice. She lives in Italy with her husband and three children.
Beatrice Cerocchi studied illustration in Macerata, Italy, completed a degree in architecture at Rome Tre University and gained a master’s degree in illustration from MiMaster in Milan. Her works have been featured in several magazines and picture books, and in 2018 she was selected for the illustrators exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. She lives and works in Rome.
Why we chose this book
We have been lucky to travel to some amazing places around the world with our girls, some of which are included in this book. Taking time from holidays and taking them out of school led to a wider education. Our girls were of an age where they would absorb culture and facts in a heartbeat. We would sit and write journals of an evening, draw what we saw, added stickers, photos and tickets, creating a lifetime of memories they could revisit. This book has just the right balance of information on some amazing places and wonderful illustrations to go alongside. It is something that can be enjoyed both by parents and children, so grab half an hour, a cuppa, and your little one, and go on an adventure from your armchair.