Cities of the World by Becky Davies, illustrated by Josie Portillo

Cities of the World  by Becky Davies, illustrated by Josie Portillo. 360 Degrees, c2020, 2021. 9781944530358

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5+

Format: Board book

Genre: Picture book

What did you like about the book:  An amazing tour of 12 cities around the world in this layered, peep-through pages picture board book.  The cities include Tokyo, Moscow, New York City, London, Venice, Sydney, Dubai, and Rio De Janeiro.   You will learn fun facts for each city, including its population, weather forecast in summer and winter, the national tree and animal, and its flag. Get ready for an immersive adventure to these fascinating cities.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a great read aloud to learn about different places in the world.  It would be very timely to share with young travelers during the Olympics when interest about different countries and their flags and people will be high.

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, day cares, elementary schools, home and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Nonfiction board books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  July 22, 2021

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