Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Artist utilizes Playmobil toys to make topics interesting for young readers

**A Geek Daddy received the featured product for free**
Photographer Richard Unglik has developed an artistic niche by recreating the works of famous painters, memorable movie moments, and other well-known visual scenes entirely with characters, accessories and decors from the Playmobil toy line.  Now Unglik is using his passion for Playmobil to inspire young readers through two new children's books: Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles and Journey Around the World.

Sherlock Holmes detective stories are brilliant mysteries but the writing of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle can be weighty material for children to comprehend and devote their attention to.  Unglik portrays Sherlock Holmes in a manner more suitable for children aged 6 through 12 years old to appreciate as he recreates the world of Sherlock Holmes using Playmobil action figures and scenery.

Follow along with Playmobil Sherlock as he solves the classic story of The Hound of the Baskervilles.  Readers delve into a haunted tale of suspense and mystery told from the perspective of the familiar, heartwarming Playmobil characters that have been delighting children since the toys originated in the 1970s.  While published as a children's book, this 96 page reenactment of Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles is an enjoyable and interesting read for kids as well as kids-at-heart.  Readers of all ages will enjoy flipping through the pages and viewing the Playmobil depictions.

Journey Around the World encourages children to learn more about the world beyond their doorstep.  Unglik also uses Playmobil figurines and scenery to engage children's interest in learning about history and geography by depicting different parts of the world and its exotic peoples and places.

More than 25 countries from around the globe are portrayed through double paged sections in this book which also includes a large, pull-out map of the world.  Each double page spread showcases a country, city, or civilization along with its traditions and customs.  Journey Around the World is a heartwarming atlas that will inspire children to explore and discover.  As with Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles, this book is full of wonderful pictures featuring Playmobil toys that even adults will want to flip through to enjoy.

These books are available at a variety of retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.  For more information about these books and their author, visit quartous.com.

Richard Unglik's Playmobil books get A Geek Daddy nod of approval for taking topics that kids might not otherwise be very interested in and making them interesting through fun toy inspired visuals which draw young audiences into reading.

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