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A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino
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This is a wonderful book for children and parents to share. Each page features illustrations of different parts of London. Annotations describe details shown throughout the book such as the history of London's landmarks, bird life, and its people. The book follows a day-trip of mother and daughter walking through the streets of London.

One annotation, for example, explains how a dragon statue designates where the road changes its name from "the Strand" to "Fleet Street," where the dragon is the emblem of the city and symbolizes a guardian of treasure -- London's banks. A map shows the layout of the Tower of London and its surrounding walls, with annotations about the seven ravens who live at the Tower and stories about its history. At the center of the book, the pages fold out to reveal a view of the Thames as it stretches through the city. The inside of both front and back cover show pictures of souvenirs, tickets, coins, and a map where mother and daughter have toured the city.

This book follows the travel theme of Salvatore Rubbino's previous picture book, A Walk in New York. Both picture books encourage young readers to learn about other parts of the world and enjoy walking through their home town.
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