A Walk In London


Come along with a little girl and her mother on their day’s outing in London. They hit all the major attractions: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Covenant Garden, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London. They end their visit with a boat trip down the Thames River. Sprinkled throughout the text are snippets of information on London and its various attractions.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

A Walk in London is perfect for classroom and home use, or for preparing for a visit to the city. The artwork is great and the trivia is lots of fun.

Content Awareness Factors:

The only minor problem is that the trivia parts of the book are set in very small print. They are easy to miss sometimes so look carefully!

Little Kid Reaction

A friend of mine used the book with his son as an introduction to London since he plans to take his family there on vacation this summer. The boy enjoyed it immensely and is quite excited now about the trip.

Parent Reaction

Both my friend and I found the book excellent. The fascinating trivia about London makes the book all the more appealing.

Type of Book:
This is a nonfiction picture book told from the perspective of a child.
Educational Themes:

This is an excellent source to prepare young travelers for a visit to London or just to introduce kids to another part of the world. You can find the United Kingdom on a map; dig deeper into particularly interesting places; and even try your hand at British experiences (like tea or fish & chips). This could also be a nice template for you and your kids creating a similar day's outing in your own town.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 7-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is an enjoyable book with great illustrations and fun facts. It is great for preparing for a trip and then helps keep memories alive when you get home.

Title A Walk in London
Author Salvatore Rubbino
Publisher Candlewick © 2011
Illustrators Salvatore Rubbino
ISBN 9780763652722
Material Hard Cover
Genres History, Geography
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