KEEKEE'S BIG ADVENTURES IN LONDON, ENGLAND by Shannon  Jones

KEEKEE'S BIG ADVENTURES IN LONDON, ENGLAND

From the "KeeKee's Big Adventures" series
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A peripatetic calico cat visits London in this fifth picture book in a series.

KeeKee is a feline who travels the world by balloon, seeing such famous cities as Paris, Rome, and, now, London. The cat starts out with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, where Will, a ram, makes her feel welcome. He offers to show her around, and they travel by double-decker bus and the Underground, visiting such tourist landmarks as Piccadilly Circus and the ravens at the Tower of London. After a pub lunch, they watch the changing of the Queen’s Horse Guard and are invited to tea by the corgi queen. KeeKee and Will look around the palace, then have a delicious tea. A London guide, glossary, and maps are included, plus links for KeeKee fans. Jones (KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece, 2014, etc.) provides a good beginner’s introduction to London that will be especially helpful for children visiting for the first time and needing orientation regarding lingo, food, and popular sights. Adults will enjoy in-jokes, such as the queen's being represented by a corgi, the real-life queen’s favorite canine. Returning illustrator Uhelski’s illustrations are a huge plus, doing much to set the stage by depicting detailed landmarks and capturing KeeKee’s friendly personality.

A charming, beautifully illustrated guide to the English capital for kids.

Pub Date: Nov. 19th, 2019
ISBN: 978-0-9990661-6-4
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Calithumpian Press
Program: Kirkus Indie
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2019