Book review: How to Build a City by Isabel Otter and illustrated by Harry Woodgate and City by Dominika Lipniewska.

Welcome to my latest blog piece which is dedicated to two brilliant picture books all about the city. One i would recommend for toddlers and up and the other for 4 years olds and up.

City by Dominika Lipniewska

In the city book review on

Geometric shapes and lines in primary colours make this an engaging and bold read for little ones. This pick is a great one for younger


In the city picture book book review on

The city awakens at the start of the book and while readers explore more pages the city progressively becomes busier with many things for young eyes to spot.

The pages look at different aspects of city life including buildings, food and vehicles. Along the way there are also questions for readers to answer and interact with the book.

Book review of the In the city on

This is a great introduction to city life for young readers and is presented brilliantly with small amounts of text, perfect for its target audience. It would also be a great one to explore shapes with young ones. This book paired with some wooden figures and transport would make an awesome gift and you could use the book as a backdrop for city scenes.

How To Build a City by Isabel Otter and illustrated by Harry Woodgate.

How to build a city book review on

Isabel Otter and Harry Woodgate have collaborated successfully to create a unique and engaging read all about the city. Published by 360 degrees, an imprint of the Little Tiger Group, this is a book which will appeal to many readers.

Readers can immerse in building a city complete with outstanding illustrations that are detailed and ever evolving. Organised in steps, readers are methodically taken through what is needed to make a successful city with illustrations reflecting the greenery steadily transforming into a thriving city.

How to build a city book review on

Double page spreads include informative text touching on things like energy supply, housing, services and culture. With prompt questions encouraging readers to consider what they would like in their city, this is a thought provoking read.

Book review of non fiction book how to build a city

The book emphasises how much is takes to build a city incorporating information about the facilities required as well as the need for people with specific jobs and professional specialities.

This is a great picture book that would be a great resource in a learning setting as well as a super book to dip in and out of at home.

Disclaimer: Books received from the publishers for the purpose of review. This post contains affiliate links.

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