In this addition to the Vámonos travel series, young armchair travelers explore Lima, the capital city of Peru.
The trip starts in the residential neighborhood of Miraflores, where adventurers paraglide and lovers meet in the Parque del Amor. In the historic center of the city children get a glimpse of the catacombs and the changing of the guard in the Plaza de Armas. Water fountains dancing under lights can be enjoyed in the Circuito Mágico del Agua. Children also learn about a gastronomical fair and the celebrations in July for Independence Day. Going further afield, children are introduced to Machu Picchu and the delights of sand surfing in Chilca. Each sight is named by its Spanish name followed by a simple statement in both English and Spanish. The two statements are not always the same but are similar in sentiment. The book ends with a few thumbnails providing a little more information in English only. Companion volumes Vámonos a Oaxaca and Vámonos a San Juan follow the same format and presentation. Child-friendly, color-saturated illustrations introduce children to the sights and events of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Oaxaca, a city in southern Mexico. As with the Lima book, both books take young readers beyond the city limits to explore iconic nearby attractions.
A sweet way to expand toddlers’ worldviews.(Board book. 2-4)