I’ve mentioned my Book of Centuries before. We now have two copies of Laurie Bestvater’s BoC, my son’s is the basic black, and mine is bonded leather. I’m pleased with the quality of both.
I’m including this to show you that I have taken my Book of Centuries into a museum, and drawn something. (The drawing came out well, I think. I credit The Drawing Textbook.) I had read about people being asked not to draw in museums, so I furtively crept about like a criminal. I’m pleased to report that my caution was unneeded.
The entry on the left was inspired by Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc (a very cleverly written book, the one my son connected with the most last year). Again, this is my son’s book. You can see more is happening as we advance in history. As a loving mama note, this book has small spaces. I actually bought super fine-point pens for it, as my son has large handwriting. And the last thing I want to do is make him afraid to mess it up!
A book of centuries, with its rigid one page spread per 100 years layout, has a way of showing you the vastness of time. Don’t be quick to discount the format, or to add more pages for modern times. Later this month I’ll take some pictures of my younger son’s table of centuries.