ALL ABOARD THE LONDON BUS by Patty Toht

ALL ABOARD THE LONDON BUS

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Age Range: 6 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A white family of four takes a tourist trip around London.

All the famous sights are visited on the big red double-decker bus: the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, the River Thames, Trafalgar Square, Speaker’s Corner, the Underground, Piccadilly Circus, the British Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern, the Globe theater, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Each spread consists of attractive pen-and-watercolor illustrations of the places visited on the tour, with verse, mostly rhyming couplets, in styles well-suited to each attraction. The spread about the Thames shows a bird’s-eye view of the city with evocative text twisting and winding along the contours of the famous river. A similarly lofty view of Trafalgar Square incorporates a “seek and find” feature encouraging readers to look for 10 pigeons, 9 ladies, 8 performers, and so on. The views of the various features of the city are varied and interesting, and multiracial crowds are depicted in several of the images. A detailed compendium of facts about the buildings and features depicted is included at the end.

A fun if slightly predictable introduction to the famous city. (Informational picture book. 6-10)

Pub Date: May 31st, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-84780-857-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2017




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