Oh… How Cities Work is a rather neat activity book that I can’t wait to tell you all about! Stickers, colouring, word searches and more fill the pages. Help your children understand how cities work! Tall skyscrapers, bustling waterways, and even the city architect!
What I am Reviewing
How Cities Work (activity book) is a lonely planet kids book. A book that is illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock that helps your children understand the workings of a city through hands-on activities. With over 200 stickers, word searches, writing assignments, mazes and such like you’ll explore most aspects of city life. Written for children 6-8 years old.
I am reviewing this book on behalf of Raincoast books. A companion book to go along with this activity book is How Cities Work. These books are part of the How Things Work Series. This series includes such books as Trains and Airports, and you may remember How Animals Build that I reviewed a bit ago.
Details for How Cities Work
With so much going on in a city environment, there’s plenty here to discover, explore and get creative with. Stuffed full of facts about the inner workings of the city. You’ll discover wonderful illustrations of scenes including rush-hour traffic, garden centres and building sites. There is plenty here to keep your children occupied and challenged either at home or on the road.
Activities include: Search and finds, colouring, spot the difference, add stickers, design a poster, word search, writing assignments, mazes, etc.
Among the pages you’ll find six pages of more than 200 stickers. I love that it’s not just a “put a sticker on” book, but it’s also a “thinking it through” exercise of figuring out what is going on and use a sticker to fix it! Or today we’re learning about animals in a zoo, can you help the escaped animals get back to where they belong.
The illustrations, done by James Fulliver Hancock, match those of How Cities work (another in this series). Fitting these two books together will help your children learn a great deal about the workings of a city. They are well done, fitting smoothly together.
Should you Get it?
Yes! It’s a fun book and well worth getting. It will not only teach your children various functions of a city, but also let them have fun while doing so. How Cities Work (activity book) is informative and gives your children a productive way to utilize their time well. 🙂
Other books to pair this with that I have reviewed are: