“Block City: How to Build Incredible Worlds in Minecraft” Is mainly about showing you interesting build. It’s not necessarily “incredible”, but it’s average. After a while of being shown large, popping buildings, it just becomes, “Hey, that one looks cool. That one’s not as great – it could be better.”
The authors of this book, Kirsten Kearney and Yazur Strovoz, foreword by Julian Gough, have done a pretty good job. M complaints are to a minimal on all of this, and I find it acceptable for multiple ages.
With that being said, the flaws are still visible. It’s really nothing to complain about, but still. One of these flaws I too notice of first was the lack of information e sections seemed to have. Though some sections of the book are really descriptive, like the parts talking about the people who created some buildings, some were barely descriptive enough for my liking. These sections are mostly the tutorial ones, in which they teach you a small building relating to the subject you just read about. The thing is, it lacks a lot of detail that you need. Like, for instance, you can’t just build a triangle and make it look beautiful without any direction on how much blocks you need.
To add to this, It’s more of a look book than an actual chapter book. For instance, the sections focusing on the people behind the buildings, it seemed like the page was mostly just a big picture. It seems as if they feverishly crammed all of this stuff into this, even though it’s decently organized.
The plusses to this book, on the other hand, are definitely there. It has a bit of historical monuments, and even a full-on chapter for them. And, of course, what is a historical monument chapter without a Beijing City of it’s own?
The vocabulary is also pretty moderate, and it’s not that hard to read, which really helps for younger readers.
As my main point, it’s pretty clear to see that this book is average. It’s nothing special, though it’s interesting, as well. On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s a 6.