“Route 66 for Kids,” a guidebook to the Mother Road for parents and their children, has been released in a Kindle e-book format through Amazon.com, in time for the start of tourism season.
This edition was updated by author Emily Priddy this week. Previous editions, with the first dating to 2003, came in print and, later, a download.
The Kindle edition is $5.
According to the news release:
Route 66 for Kids is a compendium of kid-friendly museums, amusement parks, aquariums, restaurants, motels, ice-cream stands, petting zoos, picnic areas, photo ops and roadside oddities on or near Historic Route 66. […]
“For a book like Route 66 for Kids — which requires regular updates and has a target audience that includes people all over the world — Amazon’s Kindle program is ideal,” Priddy said. “The electronic format is convenient for travelers and resolves a lot of logistical issues with publishing and distribution, and because it’s distributed through Amazon, it has a chance to reach a wider audience, which hopefully will translate to more families discovering and exploring Route 66.”
Route 66 for Kids contains descriptions, addresses, phone numbers, Web addresses, hours and admission prices for more than 150 attractions on or near Route 66. A special section in the back of the book offers advice for planning a family vacation on 66, from keeping kids occupied in the car to finding inexpensive but meaningful souvenirs.
Priddy also has a website, kidson66.com, to help promote the book and Route 66.
Readers who do not own a Kindle device can download a free program from Amazon that will enable them to read the book on their computer or mobile device.
Disclosure: I am married to the author. So it wouldn’t be proper for me to write a review of the book. However, you can rest assured that plenty of research and time went into it.