~I received Lonely Planet Kids: How Cities Work for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I am a big fan of travel and since that can get expensive the next best way to do it is through a good book. Lonely Planet Kids books really do bring the world to life for young explorers everywhere. The children’s imprint from parent company Lonely Planet aims to enhance learning, interaction and appreciation for the planet’s rich diversity of people, places and cultures with engaging and educational products. The latest book in the series How Cities Work is for ages 5 and up.
Get ready to explore the city in a whole new way. This innovative book for younger readers is packed with city facts, loads of flaps to lift, and unfolding pages to see inside buildings and under the streets.
Children aged 5+ can learn about skyscrapers, subway systems and stinky sewers. Discover where people live and peek behind closed doors to see what’s going on in houses and apartments, or why not find out about what goes on underneath the streets you walk on every day?
Each page is stylishly illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock, creator of the All The Buildings That I’ve Drawn So Farseries (Universe Publishing) and there are loads of quirky details to spot. How many giant cowboy hats can you find through the book?
Created in consultation with Jill Sterrett, lecturer with the department of Urban Planning at the University of Washington.
I love how big this book is and that there are so many “lift-flaps” that kids get to flip open for more information. We do not live in a true big city so my girls find this book fascinating since it represents a way of life they have never seen before. Truly an interactive book that is full of so much interesting information that you will want to read it over and over again. Interactive, engaging and educational, Lonely Planet Kids’ products aim to kick-start the travel bug in a whole new generation and show them how amazing and diverse our planet can be. For more about upcoming titles, browse the Lonely Planet Kids catalogue and sign up for the newsletter.