London: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape
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London: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape

by Sarah McMenemy
     
 

An enticing slipcased 3D foldout of London’s most celebrated sites makes the perfect gift or memento for Anglophiles or travelers to London.

From a posh department store to a palace, from a bustling city square to a hushed cathedral, from Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theatre to the exciting London Eye, this delightful pull-out view of

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An enticing slipcased 3D foldout of London’s most celebrated sites makes the perfect gift or memento for Anglophiles or travelers to London.

From a posh department store to a palace, from a bustling city square to a hushed cathedral, from Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theatre to the exciting London Eye, this delightful pull-out view of London’s most treasured attractions folds up, accordion-style, to tuck away in a stylish slipcase. Featured are twelve of London’s famous sites, including the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Observatory, and several more must-sees in the U.K.’s marvelous capital city.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
Packed neatly in its own sturdy box, this accordion-folded "diorama" unfolds to reveal London from the EYE to The Royal Observatory. The compact size (4"by 4?") is appealing and when the reader discovers the die-cut pages inside, it becomes an attention magnet. The selection of scenes from London's most prominent landmarks gives a good overview of the city and its long history. As the pages are extended, there are pop-outs and three dimensional representations of such sites as: St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The Globe Theatre, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, etc. Over five feet long, when stretched to its fullest extension, the book has illustrations and text on both sides—which gives viewers over ten feet of London sights. The succinct text accompanying each landmark gives enough history and tidbits of interest to satisfy youngsters (and to get adults off the hook for specifics). Colorful watercolors are used to detail the various vignettes of the city and grace the small map that appears on the last two pages. This novelty would be an excellent introduction to London for those planning a trip to the great city or as a keepsake for those who have already visited the "thriving center of commerce, culture, and finances." Reviewer: Sheilah Egan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763653538
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Pages:
20
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 4.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 18 Years

Meet the Author

Sarah McMenemy is the author-illustrator of Waggle and Jack’s New Boat. Her signature use of torn-paper collage combined with paint and ink can be seen on everything from clothing to the London Underground. She lives in London.

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