Little Kid, Big City!: London
Pick Your Own Path Through London!
by Beth Beckman
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Pub Date 15 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 29 Oct 2021
Would you hop on the Tube to visit Buckingham Palace, find a tasty lunch on Brick Lane, or pass the time with Big Ben?
Create your own itinerary, choose which places to visit at the end of every page, and follow along with an adventurous girl and her two moms as they explore London.
• Visit iconic sites like Big Ben, the British Library, Westminster Abbey, and the Globe Theatre.
• Sample British favorites such as fish and chips and Afternoon Tea.
• Hop on and hop off a double decker bus, dart through the Tube, or float along the River Thames.
• See the London skyline with visits to the London Eye, the Tower Bridge, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
• Get to know the diversity of the city with visits to Chinatown and Brick Lane.
Featuring playful illustrations, a diverse and lovable cast of characters, an invaluable resources section, and a fun foldout map, this book is an ingenious way for kids to take the lead while planning a vacation or learning about one of the largest cities in the world.
Whether you’re an armchair traveler or a real-life tourist, Little Kid, Big City! has everything you need to invent your own adventure!
Next stop, Little Kid, Big City!: New York
Praise for Little Kid, Big City: New York:
“Spinning off from the Little Kid Big City website and Instagram account, this effervescent travelogue is arranged as a series of self-chosen itineraries.”—Kirkus
“Readers will be thrilled to plan real or virtual New York City adventures with this book and its accompanying full-color fold-out map.”—Booklist
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Average rating from 26 members
Another wonderful addition to the Little Kid, Big City series.
This time we are venturing to London. With its beautiful, vibrant illustrations and fact-filled pages, this a must for any wannabe travellers. Beautiful.
How do I even begin to describe how much I enjoyed this book?!? One of my favorite book genres is literary travel...a chance to travel through the pages of the book. And Little Kid, Big City!: London! does that incredibly well! The choose your own adventure style of the book lets readers plan their own journey through London. From Tower Bridge to Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square, this book captures everything that I love about literary travel and London!
The book sprinkles in all sorts of wonderful tidbits about London and the illustrations are gorgeous! You'll want to go back through the book after your first time through and just studying all the amazing details...down to the Mind the Gap written along the tracks in the Underground station.
I loved the Adventure Index at the back of the book and I can not wait to buy multiple copies of the book. I'll need a couple for my classroom, one to display in my home library and a couple in stock to give away as gifts. I can't wait to see more books in this series!
With thanks to NetGalley and Quirk Books for an early copy in return for an honest review.
This is yet another fantastic edition to Beth Beckman’s ‘Little Kid, Big City’ range.
With interesting facts, bold colours and modern illustrations that complement London’s urban city; this book is sure to catch the reader’s attention as you journey to all the best places in London. A top recommendation for all curious kids!
A great introduction to the city of London for children! I loved the "choose your own adventure" format and I think young readers will delight in the lighthearted illustrations and information.
I thought this was a lovely book that covered the usual London landmarks BUT included ones you don't usually see in books about London, such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the West End! I liked how the reader could choose where to visit next rather than moving through the book page by page. The illustrations are wonderful and are really lively - just like the city itself! I enjoyed seeing a range of ethnicities and backgrounds being represented.
The Y1 class in my school study London as one of their geography units and I will definitely be recommending that this book be added to their book list.
Oh my goodness, I love this book and need an actual physical copy right now!
What a delight! This book takes you on an adventure through London, with pictures and information about everything from phone boxes to Westminster Abbey and the natural history museum.
The illustrations are brilliant and I love the way it tells you about key attractions with some interesting facts and let's the reader decide where to next!
All of the information is also brought together in the index.
So now I'm planning a trip to London!
Thanks so much for this ARC. Brilliant!
I absolutely love this series. This is such a fun way to introduce young readers and travelers to a new place. This book is a carefully currated tour book for kids. There are fun illustrations, key places to visit and a little history. My daughter loves flipping through the pages and planning a future adventure.
I love how this is a choose your own adventure book based in a city. This book made me feel like I was in London. I would highly recommend this to a young adventurer or someone who misses traveling.
Little Kid, Big City!: London; Pick Your Own Path Through London!, written by Beth Beckman and illustrated by Holley Maher, is a children's travel book currently scheduled for release on June 15 2021. If a kid were given the opportunity to lead a tour through London, where would they go? Would they hop on the Tube to visit Buckingham Palace, watch a play at Shakespeare's Globe Theater, or pass the time with Big Ben? By following prompts at the end of each page in Little Kid, Big City, the options are endless! In this series, an illustrated travel guide collides with an interactive format, allowing children to imagine, create, and explore their own routes through the greatest cities on the planet. With gorgeous illustrations, lovable characters, and dozens of different forks in the road, Little Kid, Big City is a new way for kids to take part in their travels and invent their own adventures.
Little Kid, Big City!: London; Pick Your Own Path Through London! is a lovely and informative look at exploring London. I liked the variety of locations covered, and the fun way they are presented. There is a great deal of information offered, including the basics of he location and the expectations for visitors, but it never gets to be overwhelming. The suggestions of what to do next, and the detailed index in the back of the book, would make the book useful when planning a trip or while out and about. For those of us even less likely to travel in the near future, with the world being in its current state, the book also offers fodder for dreamy to-do lists, and just getting to know more about London now, even if we are not likely to see it in person. I liked the artwork a great deal- it was realistic and still felt a little fun and whimsical. It was simply enjoyable to look at, and to find small details and points of interest in.
As a whole Little Kid, Big City!: London; Pick Your Own Path Through London! is a well written and illustrated look at London, whether you plan on visiting soon or not.
Loved looking through this book with my 8 year old daughter, such an informative but still fun look at london, a great way to plan some places the kids will want to see but also learn some amazing facts, it truly is full of loads of useful information.
Fully recommend this book to anyone
I visited London many tines, with and without a child in tow. I would have immediately think to take them to the Science Museum and the Museum of Natural History, but this book has sooo many more great suggestions! Of course even some I wasn't aware of, such as the Postal Museum, the Olympic Park and the Hampton Court maze.
The book is full of lovely illustrations and great explanations for kids, on over 90 pages of informative fun! I would definitely recommend it and will bring it along for our next London visit.
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