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A Walk in London

Written by Salvatore Rubbino

Illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino

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A Walk in London Review

Featured Books for 5+ readers People / Places

This walk gives readers a wonderfully close-up and intimate look at some of the best sights of the great city.  While the landmarks are accurately positioned and defined, the artist’s impressions bring a distinct and personal flavour to them.

A little girl and her mum get off the bus at Westminster. Their tour begins with the great clock of Big Ben. From there they walk through parks and past palaces; they enjoy street shows and good food; they delight in the river and all it has to offer before hurrying back to the starting place in a ferry. Readers can get an overview of their journey and trace their steps in the wonderful, fold out panorama.

Click here to read about the making of the book. You will also find a Walk in London activity sheet here.


A Walk in London Synopsis

A wide-eyed girl and her mother explore London's busy streets and towering views in this child-friendly tribute to an incomparable city. London - the perfect place for a girl and her mother to spend the day! Follow them as they board the classic red bus and begin a whirlwind tour of some of London's most iconic landmarks. Try to climb the awe-inspiring lions at Trafalgar Square, take in the ritualistic Changing of the Guard , experience the whispering gallery at St Paul's and - if you're lucky - you may even spot the Queen! In this paean to Britain's bright and bustling capital city, Salvatore Rubbino's fresh, lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of London first-hand. And of course, what's London without a little rain? This book is visually stunning, evoking all the colour and excitement of the capital from a child's perspective. It is packed with nuggets of information about London that both enlighten and entertain. It is a delight both to those who know London well and to those who have never visited.

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ISBN: 9781406337792
Publication date: 02/02/2012
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406320688
Publication date: 07/04/2011
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406337792
Publication date: 2nd February 2012
Author: Salvatore Rubbino
Illustrator: Salvatore Rubbino
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: People / Places

About Salvatore Rubbino

Salvatore Rubbino is a rising new talent in the world of illustration. He was shortlisted for the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Awards for some of the brilliant illustrations in A Walk in New York and named as one of Booktrust's Best New Illustrators of 2011. As a child: "I liked to daydream and draw a lot when I was small. Now that I'm a lot bigger I still daydream and draw but I call this 'work' instead. I grew up in London very near the Arsenal Stadium in Highbury but unfortunately this didn't make me any better at football. ...

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