Fireflies: CLIP Review: A Walk in London         

Jul 25, 2012

CLIP Review: A Walk in London

Author & Illustrator:  Salvatore Rubbino

We thought we would review a few books for the Olympics even though this month's theme is America.  (Actually is there anything more American than cheering for the red, white, & blue?)  We hope you enjoy our picks.  We begin with a wonderfully illustrated book about London.  I'll be surprised if you don't enjoy it as much as your children (perhaps even more).

A Booklist Review
"A wide-eyed girl and her mother explore London's busy streets and towering views in this child-friendly tribute to an incomparable city. London - the perfect place for a girl and her mother to spend the day! Follow them as they alight the classic red bus and begin a whirlwind tour of some of London's most iconic land marks. Try and climb the awe-inspiring lions at Trafalgar square, take in the ritualistic changing of the guard, experience the whispering gallery at St. Paul's and if you're lucky - you may even spot the Queen! 

In this ode to Britain's bright and bustling capital city, Salvatore Rubbino's fresh, lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of London firsthand. And of course, what's London without a little rain? It is visually stunning, evoking all the colour and excitement of the capital from a child's perspective. It is packed with nuggets of information about London that both enlighten and entertain. It is a delight both to those who know London well and to those who have never visited."

Olympic Activities to share with your children - Click here for LINK  Even though this was written during the Beijing 2008 Olympics, it still has some great ideas like create an edible Olympic torch by scooping lemon sorbet onto a pointed sugar cone and top with flame colored sprinkles.

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