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Reviewed by Melinda Facal for Readers' Favorite
Jade and Peter Go on Vacation is an educational children’s book written by Jessica and Jade Rosato with illustrations by Samantha Wandervarker. Peter and Jade are filled with anticipation and excitement as they prepare to visit Italy. The account of their travels to Rome, Florence, and Venice beautifully describes the history, art, food, and culture of these magnificent cities. Interesting facts are also given such as the time difference between the US and Italy and the reason why the Colosseum was built. Realistic and detailed illustrations bring Peter and Jade’s traveling experiences to life. The siblings enjoy eating pizza, practicing Italian phrases and more while exploring Italy. Jade and Peter are able to visit family while in Italy and learn more about their family history. Jade and Peter Go on Vacation is an engaging read that entertains as well as informs.
Jade and Peter Go on Vacation is a wonderful book that shows how valuable travel is as a way of learning about history, cultures, and our past. The reader travels along with Peter and Jade as they discover fascinating facts about Italy, meet friendly people, and admire timeless pieces of art. I found this book to be a delightful read that captured the fun and excitement of travel. I enjoyed the vivid depictions given of each city and learning about the connections the children were able to make with their family’s history. Jade and Peter Go on Vacation demonstrates how our horizons are broadened when we venture out into the world to explore new and different places.