My London: Colour, Draw, Explore by Majel van der Meulen is a fabulously fun and funky colouring book/activity book/finding out book, perfect for taking along on a trip to London.
‘Follow the river Thames on a unique trip through London. From Big Ben to Tower Bridge, explore all the famous landmarks and spot things you’ve never seen before, drawing, colouring and inventing along the way.’
Each spread introduces a landmark or location with illustrations to colour, fun facts and an activity to complete. Explore Covent Gardens and draw your favourite street performance, design a new bridge for the North Bank or create some new art for the Tate Modern. There’s so much here to keep children entertained and to fire their imaginations.
We recently visited Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to climb the Arcelor Mittal Orbit and explore the sights. My London came along too and, with some funky travel pens, was the perfect accompaniment to our day. The view from the top of the orbit is pretty impressive and My London came in handy for spotting and identifying some of the landmarks and planning our next adventures. While waiting for Brave Mummy to go on the slide, we sat and explored skyscrapers and designed our own buildings. The perfect activity for our budding architect. I love the pull out postcards to colour and send as a keepsake from the day – great train journey distraction!
Lightweight enough to slip into a bag but heavyweight enough to keep our seven year old entertained for the day, My London was a huge hit. It’s beautifully designed and full of clever little touches that lift it above regular activity books – like the questions dropped in to spark children’s curiosity and discovery skills and the creative suggestions on each page. It doesn’t talk down to children; it encourages, inspires and empowers. We loved it!
You can get your copy here.
Source – kindly sent for review by the publisher, Laurence King.