World of Wonder-ful

We used to get a really neat, syndicated, whole page spread every week in our newspaper called World of Wonder.  Then all of a sudden it was gone.  I was just reminded of it the other day when I saw one laminated on my son’s preschool wall.

From the author/artist, Laurie Triefeldt’s site

Created in 1997, World of Wonder explores educational themes and examines the realms of history, science, nature, and technology. Well researched and beautifully illustrated in full color, its graphics clarify a wide variety of subjects and concepts in an entertaining manner. Over the years, Triefeldt has demystified such subjects as storms, castles, bugs, magnets, Vikings, night creatures, and ancient Greece.

Here are a couple examples (click on the images to go to comics.com for posters version you can buy)…

Every one is worthy of saving!  In fact, I wish I had.  My kids were a little too young for them then.  Are you lucky enough to have World of Wonder in your newspaper?  If not, there are a couple compilation books available through Amazon!

People & Places (World of Wonder)

Devoted to exploring educational themes and examining the realms of history, science, nature, and technology, this compilation is written in a reader-friendly style and accompanied by colorful illustrations. This collection gives the reader a wealth of information on everything from Angkor to Dracula, from the Florida Everglades to elephants (Amazon description).

Plants & Animals (World of Wonder)

Plants & Animals is a special collection from the World of Wonder series. World of Wonder is a weekly, illustrated full-page feature syndicated in over 100 newspapers nationwide. Devoted to exploring educational themes and examining the realms of history, science, nature, and technology, it is written in a reader-friendly style and accompanied by colorful illustrations. This collection gives the reader a wealth of information on everything from Angkor to Dracula, from the Florida Everglades to elephants (Amazon description).

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Do you have a favorite weekly newspaper feature, syndicated or not?  Please share!

Ann

I'm a practical mom inspired by nature & I enjoy sharing ideas that encourage kids' innate curiosity & creativity. Interested in subscribing? Check out the blue box at the top of my sidebar. I'm also a wannabe author/illustrator & product designer by day. Let's connect! doodlesandjots@hotmail.com. If you purchase through my Amazon links I get a small commission at no additional cost to you (thanks for supporting Doodles and Jots)! And remember to always credit your source here & elsewhere on the internet.

8 comments

  1. Greetings Ann, I came across your blog and was delighted to know that you enjoyed the World of Wonder newspaper series. I am the author and illustrator of the series and would like to assure you that it still runs in many newspapers (although sadly, not yours anymore). Thanks so much for your kind words about my work.

    • Hello Laurie! Honored to have you visiting! Love you series SO much and am so glad to know it still is running even though not on the Cape : ( I would love to update this post with where to find World of Wonder in print and online!

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