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London For Children - Reviewed by What To Do With The Kids
Written by Matteo Pericoli
London for Children is one of a series of books launched by MacMillan Children's Books in celebration of London and the Olympics this summer.
This is a unique, beautifully-designed book which explores the capital's landscape section by section along the Thames. London for Children is a real celebration of London's diverse, dramatic and sometimes gruesome history.
A fun feature of this book is that it is actually two books in one - read all about the north bank, and then flip it upside-down and back-to-front to read about the South Bank.
The author Matteo Pericoli says in the foreword that he has a passion for cities and for drawing, and this really comes through. Each page maps a section of the Thames, with vibrant and attractive illustrations of what can be found in that particular area. The drawings are coupled with snippets of information about that area which ignite the imagination, bring each area to life and explain more about the changes in London through the ages.
Pericoli has clearly done a lot of research on London in making this book, and some of the facts he draws out are truly extraordinary. There will be something new to learn for children and adults alike - even for those who live in London and know the city well.
We think London for Children is a must for anyone planning to visit London with kids and would be perfect reading to accompany a boat trip or a walk along the Thames, finished off with a visit to the Museum of London.
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