Review Blog

Aug 25 2020

Big city atlas by Maggie Li

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Pavilion, 2020. ISBN: 9781843654599. 64pp., pbk.
During this pandemic the world seems to have shrunk as nightly news bulletins bring the tales of heartache from the world's major cities into our lounge rooms. Even though we can no longer visit the cities that are becoming household names even to our younger readers, we can join Penguin on this adventure as he journeys around the world getting involved in the activities they have to offer.
Cities visited include San Francisco, Mexico City, Chicago, Toronto, New York, Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Rome, Madrid, Cairo, Istanbul, Cape Town, Dubai, Mumbai, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Auckland and the reader is invited to spot Penguin on the pages. With the information provided in speech bubble chunks, this is an engaging book that will interest and intrigue all budding young jetsetters - who may actually be able to travel by the time they grow up!
Barbara Braxton

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