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Laura Schaefer got her start as a contributor to the University of Wisconsin’s student paper The Daily Cardinal and went on to write regularly for The Princeton Review and Match.com. Laura is the author of The Secret Ingredient (Simon & Schuster 2011), The Teashop Girls (Simon & Schuster 2008), and Man with Farm Seeks Woman with Tractor (Avalon 2005). Laura is also the author and publisher of the Planet Explorers series of travel guidebooks for kids. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Check out Laura's websites: www.teashopgirls.com and http://planetexplorers.webnode.com.
on Oct. 16, 2011 :
This book is very fact based and would be a perfect travel companion for someone who is visiting New York for the first (or tenth) time! The material is very comprehensive and geared for older readers. I am a mom to young (5 and under) children and this book was over their heads. However, it was a great conversation starter with the photos and descriptions that triggered excitement for our future trips! :)
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Oct. 02, 2011 :
The first book I read through was the Planet Explorers Disneyland. I’ve never been there before but after reading this book I really want to go. And when we do go I will be making notes from this book on where to go, what to see and where to eat. The book goes through each area of the Park, talking about the history of the area, which rides are perfect for who and where you can eat in that area, giving detailed descriptions for everything. I really loved reading all the history behind everything at Disney, it really made things even more real to me.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)