How Cities Work

How Cities Work

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Get ready to explore the city in a whole new way. This innovative book for younger readers is packed with city facts, loads of flaps to lift, and unfolding pages to see inside buildings and under the streets.

Children aged 5+ can learn about skyscrapers, subway systems and stinky sewers. Discover where people live and peek behind closed doors to see what's going on in houses and apartments, or why not find out about what goes on underneath the streets you walk on every day?

Each page is stylishly illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock, creator of the All The Buildings That I've Drawn So Far series (Universe Publishing) and there are loads of quirky details to spot. How many giant cowboy hats can you find through the book?

Created in consultation with Jill Sterrett, lecturer with the department of Urban Planning at the University of Washington.

Contents :

The birth of a city In and out of the city City living Build, build, build! High-rise life Green spaces Going underground City hall Emergency services Recreation and culture Night and day Cities of the future

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Product details

  • 8+
  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 282 x 260 x 15mm | 955g
  • Dublin 8, Ireland
  • English
  • 1786570211
  • 9781786570215
  • 17,983

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"This glorious non-fiction book will be a winner in any primary school classroom studying homes, geography or urban spread, as well as a firm favourite in households stimulating their children's natural curiosity about the world in which we live... The narrative is engaging, speaking to the reader in second person, as well as inviting them to open flaps and discover what's inside. An excellent guide to city infrastructure for 7+ years." * Minerva Reads * "A truly beautiful book that will pose and answer questions for enquiring minds of all ages," * Prodijee * "This is a truly fascinating and beautifully-designed book--one that had heart palpitations inside the chest of this architecture lover. Lonely Planet are investing so beautifully in their quality line-up of children's books, and it's little wonder they're doing so well. This book is bursting to full with incredible detail and interactivity, and is well worth the price tag. Hoping there's some kind of sequel. Just saying." * Kids' Book Review * "Lonely Planet Kids have outdone themselves with this amazing book. Every page is packed with a wealth of information ... This is such a cool book to have on your bookshelf. It's one that your children will revisit time and time again." * Kiwi Families * "I believe this is one of those books children will remember loving well into adulthood." * *
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56 ratings
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2 7% (4)
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