Izzy received this beautiful City Atlas courtesy of Wide Eyed Editions. The book contains beautifully illustrated maps of 30 cities across the world, and each map includes images of famous landmarks, things associated with that city and interesting facts.

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Izzy is really interested in learning about different places and cultures at the moment. So when this book arrived I knew she would love it. We looked through the book and pointed out all the cities that she had heard of, including London, Barcelona, New York and Paris. New York is her favourite and she keeps talking about ‘when’ we go there on holiday. She likes to look at the photos from when her Daddy and I went to New York (pre-kids!) and she has a little Statue of Liberty on a shelf in her room.

She talked about the cities she would like to visit, the landmarks that she would like to see and the food she would like to eat. We talked about how she could travel there, and what language is spoken in that city. She especially liked Lisbon as she recognised the Portuguese flag and we went to Portugal in May – and she’s excited to go back next summer, so we are currently learning a few words and phrases in Portuguese! Mexico City is another popular one, as since watching The Book of Life she has become a little obsessed with the Day of the Dead and recognised the images in the book. We had visitors this weekend who were talking about their recent holiday to Mexico so of course Izzy had to get out this book to show them.

Izzy can’t read yet, but she can still learn about each city by looking at the images. Plus, I find it very interesting too! The book would make a really nice, unusual gift. It helps inform children about other countries and cultures in an interesting and fun way, and it has certainly kept Izzy enthralled!

City Atlas, by Georgia Cherry and Martin Haake, is available now for rrp £20.00 in book stores and on-line. For more information about this book and other titles by this publisher, visit wideeyededitions.com.

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We were kindly given this book in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own.

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6 Comments on Book Review: City Atlas for Children

    • It’s quite good for different ages too, for younger kids like Izzy the images are appealing but older kids will like to read all the interesting facts.

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