Monday, 22 October 2012
Discover London by Jacqui Bailey
This is a great, easy to read, book for children who want to learn about London. Whether it is a school project on either the history of or the tourism of London, this is the perfect book for children aged 7+.
The book begins with the history of London and the time line begins in 50 AD, when the Romans built Londinium and finishes in 2012 when London played host to The Olympic Games. There are lots of facts throughout the book, lots within the text but many have been highlighted in boxes throughout the book.
This is also marketed as a tourism book and the book has all the main sights within London included. The book also cleverly has, for each attraction, details of the closest bus, tube and rail station stop while travelling around the city.
The book has a scrap book feel to it and each page has lots of photos, pictures, text and info boxes on each page and attention is immediately drawn to the double page spreads.
The book focuses not only on tourist hot spots, but includes parks, markets and theatres. There is a section on events held during the year in London and a simplified guide to travelling around the city which I would find very useful, although this information is a little dated talking about travel cards and no mention of Oyster Cards.
I would recommend this book as a great gift for a child who has a visit to London planned or is interested in England's Capital City.
I received this book through the Amazon Vine Programme.