Sunday, October 7, 2012
A Walk in London - Salvatore Rubbino
2011, Candlewick Press
32 pages (2 are foldouts - making a large map of the Thames)
my rating: I love England, I love this book (4.5)
Endpapers: Map of London. On back endpaper, there's a index.
Illustrations: Mixed media - simple - full page - no white
1st sentence/s: "Hello! There's me, and that's my mom! We just got off the bus in Westminster - in the heart of central London!"
Very informative book about some of the highlights of London, as seen through the eyes of a mother and daughter. Included on each page are short pieces of historic information that would greatly interest kids who are (or are to become) history buffs. Included are: St. James Park, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Plazza Westmister/The Strand, St. Paul's Cathedral, "The Monument," Tower of London, the Thames, and Big Ben
Author/Illustrator's first picture book was A Walk in New York. Lives (and walks) in London.