Monday, June 15, 2015

London Calls (2015)

London Calls. Gabby Dawnay. Illustrated by Alex Barrow. 2015. Abrams (Tate). 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: Big Ben is chiming; it's quarter to eight and London is calling, we mustn't be late...
We jump on a bus where an oyster's the fare and over the river to Parliament Square!

Premise/plot: London Calls! is a rhyming tour book, or "travel" book, for young children.  The tour guides are Granny Rose and little Pearl. These two are featured on every spread. The last few pages of this one feature a dialogue between these two. The dialogue is packed with trivia.

My thoughts: I like this little book. It has a certain charm to it.

Text: 3.5 out of 5
Illustrations: 3.5 out of 5
Total: 7 out of 10
© 2015 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Sim Carter said...

That looks very sweet! Here's my British isles Friday post:

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

Fun! I love the cover.