Nicely done picture book biography aimed at younger readers - kind of a rarity in the genre I'm finding. Authors like Demi and Diane Stanley do a really nice job with titles aimed at older children, but it's harder to find good bios for the little ones. Enter Peter Sis! The text is nothing to get overly excited about, but the illustrations are phenomenal! They really 'say' a lot in and of themselves. For the reader looking for a little more detail, look no further than the illustrations. They hold lots of hidden delights! I suppose the only downside is that this book doesn't deal at all with any of the controversies surrounding Columbus's exploits, but I think given the format and audience that is to be expected. Save it for a later date....or, better yet, read more books!