Famous Figures of Ancient Times

Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color and Assemble
Author(s): 
Cathy Diez-Luckie
Copyright: 
2009
Publisher: 
Figures in Motion
Number of pages: 
95 pages
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Review: 

This is a fun and colorful book of cut-out paper dolls that you assemble with small brads or brass fasteners (available from an office supply store), allowing the arms and legs to be moved and posed.
The book is printed on heavy cardstock (with perforated pages for easy removal) and there are two copies of each paper doll – one in full color and one ready to be colored.

There are 20 historical figures included, making a total of 40 paper dolls. These are the historical figures represented: Narmer, Khufu, Sargon the Great, Hammurabi, Moses, King David, Ashurbanipal, Nebuchadnezzar II, Cyrus the Great, A Greek Hoplite, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Qin Shi Huangdi, Hannibal, Hannibal’s Elephant (a great favorite among my younger children!), Julius Caesar, Caesar Augustus, Jesus, Constantine and Augustine.

My children are very much enjoying working with this book and even my eight year old was successful at cutting the pieces out and assembling them herself. Having two copies of each doll made it especially enjoyable to share among four children and I really appreciate that they have the name of each character printed on the back of the doll, so you don’t have to worry about keeping track.

The book also includes a very brief, even cryptic biography of each historical figure. Just enough information to help get the names straight.

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More info available at the publisher's website: www.figuresinmotion.com

Review Date: 
3-10-2010
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