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Wednesday 27 April 2016

Review: Pop-Up London, Paris and New York

Modern day babies and toddlers are no strangers to travel, and even if little ones (or mum and dad!) would rather venture no further than the back yard or local park, encouraging kids to stretch their internal horizons via the pages of a book, is absolutely priceless.

This is why I love Lonely Planet's children's books so much. The publishers clearly understand the importance of travel and wider horizons and cultural understanding ... by journeying through the pages of a book.

In this latest series of small-format pop-up books, Andy Mansfield's illustrations and paper engineering form a magical and colourful trip to London, Paris and New York, where iconic buildings and monuments reach for the sky.

Toddlers will love the bright imagery and pop-ups, while older early childhood kids will enjoy the simple text and speech bubbles, along with the gorgeous details and humour.

Small in size, they are perfect for little hands ... and, of course, for tucking in a kid-sized backpack for the plane ride.

Title: Pop-Up London / Pop-Up Paris / Pop-Up New York
Illustrator and paper engineer: Andy Mansfield
Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids, $14.99 each
Publication Date: 1 April 2016
Format: Hard cover, small
ISBN: 9781760343392 /
For ages: 2 - 5
Type: Pop-Up, Picture Book