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Find out what makes London one of the world's most exciting cities in this unusual alphabet picture book. A is for Art, B is for Brick Lane, C is for Changing of the Guard. this delightful new alphabet of words and pictures looks at some of the things that give London its unique and stylish cultural identity, with a glossary at the end. Art . Brick Lane . Changing of the G ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
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A bright and engaging alphabet book for Anglophiles young and old. The text covers a wide range of icons and cultural elements at play in London, including a few that are predictable (Underground, Taxi), along with some unexpected entries such as "Villain," and "Exile." The colors and textures of the cut paper collage-style illustrations make them whimsical and engaging. A glossary in the back offers short statements about each letter page, although some could be expanded a bit more for the Amer ...more
I love Slater's colourful collages, and think this would be a fun way to introduce the city to children, even those who are way passed the alphabet stage. I like the explanation at the end of the book of exactly what is visible in each picture, though I do think a little more context for each entry would have been useful, especially for people not familiar with London or from overseas.