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Wednesday 22 July 2020

Review: Cities

Cities by Lonely Planet Kids cover
Cities is a new, educational board book from Lonely Planet Kids which explores cities.

Filled with captivating visual details in 26 sturdy pages, Cities starts by welcoming readers then journeys through a big city while prompting conversation between readers and listeners with pictures, simple statements, questions and comments. 

From quacking ducks to questions about people travelling, there’s plenty to discuss. Some places and topics explored include coffee shops, subways, stadiums, homes, buildings, parks, modes of transport, events and emergency services.

I love the modern illustration style with line drawings and use of flat solid colour; it suits the city theme and young audience perfectly. 

Cities is a great book for educating young children in groups or during one-on-one reading time. Lots of detailed illustrations mean new things can be found on repeat reads and the board pages are perfect for little hands.

Also available in this series are Airports and Trains. Other Lonely Planet Kids books include Dinosaur AtlasFirst Words - FrenchCardboard Box Creations and Sticker World - Airport.

Title: Cities
Author: Lonely Planet Books
Illustrator: James Gulliver Hancock
Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids, $12.99
Publication Date: 8 June 2020
Format: Board Book
ISBN:  9781838690526
For ages: 0 – 2
Type: Picture Book