Peter Kent's City Across Time: From The Stone Age To The Distant Future

Summary:

From prehistoric huts to the bustling cities of today, this book shows how the city developed through history. The detailed cross sections show what is happening in buildings above and below ground. You will also see support systems like water mains, sewers, and subways.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The cut-away illustrations showing various cities above and below ground are excellent. The time periods are also representative of various historical developments in city planning.

Content Awareness Factors:

The text is limited but the author does provide a short glossary. And, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words so this book does work.


Young Reader Reaction

I shared this with my nephew and he loved it. In fact, he wanted to keep it so I let him!

Adult Reader Reaction

Quite honestly, I liked this book so much I almost didn’t pass it on! Check out each detailed drawing and you’ll also discover that Peter Kent has a sense of humor!

Type of Book:
This is an illustrated history of how cities have evolved over the centuries.
Educational Themes:

In addition to the evolution of city design, the illustrations allow for exploring so many aspects of urban life and the purposes of cities over time.

Reading Level:
6.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
7 and Up
Age of child:
Read by a 9-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. I’d buy this one since I think you and your child will return to it over and over again.

Title Peter Kent's City Across Time: From the Stone Age to the Distant Future
Author Peter Kent
Publisher Kingfisher © 2010
Illustrators Peter Kent
ISBN 0753464004
Material Hard Cover
Genres History, Geography, Architecture
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