Explore London

Children - Non-Fiction
32 Pages
Reviewed on 03/25/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

Explore London by Patricia Hutchison is an educational resource that teaches children about an unforgettable city while sparking their interest in learning about other places. The book includes stunning images of the buildings, food, and people that make London the city that it is. Various facts are woven throughout to give a broader sense of the industry, culture, and history of London, introducing children to the Royal Botanical Gardens, pub grub, London’s Great Fire, celebrations, and more. The book includes a map and a list of quick facts that dive further into London’s history.

This is a great resource to teach children about a new place - an amazing city of art, culture, and sports. Lovely photographs are woven throughout of the breathtaking sights along with visuals of the food, people, and celebrations. Patricia Hutchison includes an overview of history that includes London’s Great Fire that saw the destruction of 1,300 buildings, dives all the way back to 50 CE with the founding by the Romans, and the Industrial Revolution that gave way to the London of today. The book includes questions throughout that will inspire children to ask questions about places around the world.

The book even has humorous facts such as looking for UFOs and educational facts that teach about the arts scene specifically exploring the National Gallery and the Royal Albert Hall. The inclusion of celebrations seen throughout London such as the city’s New Year’s Day parade will let children compare the celebrations in their own cities. Explore London by Patricia Hutchison is an educational tool that teaches children about a new place in the world while inspiring them to learn about other cultures and communities and also encouraging them to explore and to ask questions about their own cities.