Cities Around the World

A Global Search and Find Book

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Pub Date 08 Oct 2019 | Archive Date 14 Nov 2019

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Get ready for a whistle-stop sight-seeing tour—without even leaving your seat!
Cities Around the World is a search-and-find book packed full of some of the world’s most exciting places. Read about some of the famous landmarks and then find them in each city.
Plus there are fascinating cultural sights hidden in each scene. Can you find the Broadway stars in NYC, the balalaika in Moscow’s Red Square, or the lucky cat at Tokyo’s Shibuya crossing?
Once you’ve found everything, there’s a special counting question in each city to really test your searching skills!
  New YorkLondonAmsterdamParisBerlinBarcelonaRomeMoscowBeijingTokyoSydneyToronto  
At the back of the book, there’s even more information to discover about each city. Bursting with fun things to see and fascinating things to learn, Cities Around the World is a book to be read again and again.
Get ready for a whistle-stop sight-seeing tour—without even leaving your seat!
Cities Around the World is a search-and-find book packed full of some of the world’s most exciting places. Read about...

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Key Selling Points:  On-the-page travel for kids, featuring 12 jam-packed city scenes, bursting with detail  Encourages children’s knowledge of and interest in the world around them  Each spread features one vibrant scene as well as a page of vignettes and things to spot 

Publicity:  Pitch to homeschooling magazines  Pitch to media focused on urban living  Pitch to National Geographic for inclusion in online resources  Pitch to outlets focused on social studies  Pitch to National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) for inclusion in newsletters and children’s activities (including K-12 resources list)  Targeted outreach to kidlit bloggers and bookstagrammers focused on illustration 

Trade & Consumer  Promote during Geography Awareness Week (November 2019) in conjunction with the organization Start With a Book  Create an “Atlas” sell sheet  Create “search and find” sell sheet  Add to “Geography” sell sheet  ​Loop giveaway across Bookstagram community to mirror a "worldwide" tour

School & Library   Submit for all eligible awards and state reading lists  Promote at School & Library shows   Display at shows and include in educator email  Select mailing to education/librarian contacts

Key Selling Points:  On-the-page travel for kids, featuring 12 jam-packed city scenes, bursting with detail Encourages children’s knowledge of and interest in the world around them Each spread...

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This a clever and ambitious book.
It is like Where’s Wally with a passport.
12 Cities across our wonderful world have been captured within an illustrated collage of buildings, people, famous tie-ins and customs of each place.
The task for you is to identify each one and find the images which have been absorbed into the cityscape.
When I was younger I did pictorial jigsaws of Great Britain than in addition to the outlines map had illustrations of famous places like Stonehenge. In this way I learned more about the U.K.
In a similar manner the repetitive search of this 12 cities will help reInforce those aspects that make them tourist attractions and places to visit.
So this simple book serves to inspire travel; demonstrate differences and those aspects that unite our world. The puzzles are fun and challenging and will provide hours of fun.
After a while the book will enable further study and research to find out more about these terrific places from New York to Rome and London to Sydney.
Side challenges ask for closer observation and counting of objects within the scene. Also some pictures are repeated but have slight differences - the task is to match the correct one.
Stimulating, promoting conversations and use of that left side of our brains. I love books that expand a young person’s imagination, tease and test them with puzzles and promote education through fun and play.
Here as stated, readers here are left with an urge to travel and a lasting appreciation of diversity.

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Cities Around the World by Lucy Menzies is an informative, beautifully illustrated search and find that would be a treasured addition to any bookshelf. Featuring twelve cosmopolitan cities from around the world, children and adults alike will be charmed by the gloriously detailed illustrations by Tilly as they seek out the unique details cleverly hidden in each beautiful scape. Details of each city's most well known landmarks are highlighted, in addition to some individual elements that make each iconic city truly special in its own right. The illustrations provide such detail that each viewing will unveil something new, and this is definitely a book that children will want to return to again and again as they discover the world around them.

This lovely book will, undoubtedly, become a cherished favourite on many bookshelves.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Ivy Kids for the opportunity to enjoy this ARC.

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This book is an amazing visual portrait of the culture of a variety of cities. I could probably justify purchasing it for my middle school library as a browsing book but with a limited budget I need to prioritize elsewhere. It would be great in a middle school geography classroom for kids who finish early. It would spark the curiosity of many students.

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A challenging search and find book that takes you on an adventure around the world. Fun drawings and colourful pages make each trip a delight and I enjoyed the level of difficulty.

Each city has its own information to learn a bit about each building or landmark.

I feel this is an old idea with a new twist. And it was executed very well.

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In "Where's Waldo" style this seek and find book manages sneaky education. The page with the items to find includes short, but very informative, explanations of them. There is a good mix of history and culture included. Very fun!

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This had super cute art and over all was a perfectly fine look and find book. My kids really enjoyed it, and it made them ask lots of questions about historical buildings.

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I've been reading this at night with my youngest daughter and we both love it. She asks to do "just one more city" each time. You look for specific landmarks and other famous things about each city, and learn a ton along the way. Really fun and educational. I'm thinking of getting her a copy for Christmas.

It covers NYC, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney, Toronto and Moscow. You look for famous architecture, iconic things the city is named for, etc. This would be great for unit studies about countries but is also just fun.

I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for the purpose of review.

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In Cities Around the World, children will search for famous landmarks as well as the small things that symbolize a city. Hot dogs in Manhattan anyone? The cities include New York, London,Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona,Rome, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney and Toronto. The iconic sites are noted as for example, the River Seine and Musee D'Orsay in Paris or Saint Patrick's Cathedral and the Statue of Liberty in New York. In addition, there are travelers to find and other sights to hunt for in addition to the landmarks.

The detailed illustrations are in muted tones. The details are intriguing and I especially enjoyed looking at the people. Children will enjoy searching each city and will learn about places to visit along the way. Of note, the puzzles are of medium difficulty.

Thank to NetGalley and the publisher for this fun trip in exchange for an honest review.

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Thank you to Netgalley for an ARC and Lucy Mendez for her book Cities around the world.
I was unable to download it on to my Kindle so needed to read it by borrowing. I am not sure what the problem was.
Anyway, the book was absolutely a delight. Travel around the world is always fun but when you combine it with drawings that reminded me of the big Richard Scarry books (With lots of small pictures with one theme) that fascinated my children when they were small, well you come up with an older childs version. Hidden Pictures , famous landmarks, etc. lots of learning without it being a textbook. My 8 year old learned about othe cities and countries around the world and a bit about other cultures. And, I even caught him sitting and looking through it on his own! Great childrens book.
Every home and school would be well served by this book.

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This was an incredibly fun book to read. In a 'Where's Waldo" kind of fashion it provided you with the main attractions of each of the 12 cities. I really liked the cities that were picked, although I did think they were a tad predictable and could have been a little more diversified, however it was a good choice for the target audience. I would definitely bring this along with me on a backpacking trip because not only would I have the opportunity of visiting the mentioned places, but I would also be entertained during the journey. Would 100% recommend this book to anyone that is passionate about travelling, and any children that show an interest for the world's geography. Would also make a brilliant stocking present now that Christmas is approaching.

Thank you very much to Quarto Publishing Group - Ivy Kids for providing me with an ARC of this book.

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A cool search and find book. Learn different places and items that relate to the 12 cities tat are in the book.

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I received this ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a great book for children on so many different levels. It features some very famous cities from around the world and introduces them to the reader through food, landmarks, people and animals. It has a small write up under each item there is to find about what it is and it’s significance. This part is better for slightly older children, but then it has an eye spy challenge with an answer key at the back, which everyone can enjoy. I found myself thoroughly enjoying the Toronto one since it’s where I call home.
This was super fun and I highly recommend it.

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Cities Around the World is a beautiful addition to the geography shelves of any home or school library. The detailed illustrations take the readers on a journey in to the select cities and give ideas for hours of learning and play. I have spent a good few hours engaged in the intricacies of the illustrations while the toddler has browsed through the book with an interest that surprised me. It's eye catching and perfect for all the geography enthusiasts in your life.

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Nicely illustrated book on major cities and their landmarks from around the world. I think students would enjoy the hide and seek element to the books that perhaps sets it apart from other similiar books. There are also some interesting and great facts for each city.

A nice addition to any school library.

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Cities Around the World creates a fresh way for children to learn about and engage with the world. The book travels through 12 cities world wide. At each stop, there is a simple description of the city and then reviews major landmarks to find on the next page. Children who loved Where's Waldo or anything like that will certainly love Cities Around the World. I look forward to sharing it with my class!

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