Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel the globe exploring some of the world's most fascinating countries! Each book includes chapters on the history, geography, cities, people, food, famous places, and more of the country in question. There are eight books in the series, covering China, India, France, Mexico, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil and Japan.
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.