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