Pegged as the Lonely Planet series for kids, Jo Demmer and illustrator Whitney Van Nuis expose their readers to the world through this series of rhyming children’s picture books. Suitable for 4 to 8-year-olds, each is set in a different location and allows kids and their parent to travel vicariously. Sam and Sue get into tight spots and a magical creature rescues them from their plight.

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Sam and the Golden Camel is set in Doha. When Sam’s family explores the desert, their car plunges down a dune and they get stuck. How will they get out?

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Sue and the Rainbow Dolphin is set in Port Douglas Australia. When snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, Sue is swept away by a current. How will she get back to her family?

Both books are nearly out of print, but a few hard copies are available if you contact the author directly on andreajbarton@yahoo.com.