Look out London!: A Childs Own Guide: New Edition

Look out London!: A Childs Own Guide: New Edition

by Louise Nicholson, Paul Cox
     
 

London is a great city for kids. There is the Tower of London, Britain's most amazing fort, and palaces where kings and queens have lived. You can ride a boat on the great River Thames and explore vast buildings, like St. Paul's Cathedral. London also has lakes, with row boats and ducks, and huge parks, with lovely spots to have a picnic. There really is no place…  See more details below

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London is a great city for kids. There is the Tower of London, Britain's most amazing fort, and palaces where kings and queens have lived. You can ride a boat on the great River Thames and explore vast buildings, like St. Paul's Cathedral. London also has lakes, with row boats and ducks, and huge parks, with lovely spots to have a picnic. There really is no place like it. Look Out London! shows you how to make the most of your trip. Use it to plan each day you spend in London ‹ it tells you where to go, how to get there, and how to thoroughly enjoy yourself. While Louise Nicholson shares her incredible knowledge of the city, Paul Cox provides plenty of delightfully detailed pictorial maps to help you find your way around.

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Kirkus Reviews
Although this guidebook doesn't venture off the beaten track and basically covers what any other guidebook to London would cover (the museums, the obvious tourist sites, etc.), it does offer background history and some interesting factoids. There are also pencil and paper activities with which to keep children busy. While the cover is attractive and will entice children, the layout and design inside the book are overly cluttered and busy, and the text on the maps is printed in a typeface that children may find difficult to decipher. One of the doublepage maps doesn't match properly in the center, which is confusing (and sloppy). While some of the advice is obvious—take a snack in case there are no stores or restaurants in which to buy food—and some are more for parents than kids—telephone any place you are visiting to check on the opening and closing times—some is quite useful. "Be flexible: If there is a long queue for what you want to see, there is usually something else nearby which is just as interesting, especially in a museum." A good way to prepare for a family trip to London, and a pleasant activity for the plane ride over, this is a useful book to have on hand to supplement and augment other sources when a child is actually in London. But its large size, 8 ½'' x 11", will make it difficult for a child to carry around. An adequate guide to London, if messy to look at. (Nonfiction. 812)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099403272
Publisher:
Ebury Press, Random House
Publication date:
07/25/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.73(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

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