Our most recent find at the library was A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino. We are huge fans of London. We obviously live here and love nothing better than jumping on the tube and exploring. The cover of A Walk in London features Big Ben, the London Eye and red London buses, so it’s easy to see why Big Brother was drawn to it.
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?
We really enjoyed reading the book. Each page is packed full of words and images so we spent a lot of time looking through it together. The book mentions all the famous landmarks and we’ve visited a lot of them. The story starts off with Big Ben and goes to Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, St Paul’s, the Tower of London amongst others, and is peppered with facts about London.
This book is great for prompting lots of discussion about London crafts and we drew up a shortlist! We decided to print our own Union flags using the method we tried a couple of weeks ago with styrofoam. I traced the outline of the flag on two pieces of styrofoam, on one I highlighted the parts to be painted red, and on the other, blue.
Big Brother got to work carefully painting the styrofoam red, then we placed a sheet of white paper on top and pressed it down. We also tried painting the other piece blue but this wasn’t so successful.
However we were pretty pleased with our red Union flag.
Have you been inspired by a book to make anything lately?