Pop-Up London by Andy Mansfield


Published by Lonely Planet Publications, 2016.

This book is a wonderful feat of paper engineering. We’re taken on a whistle stop tour of London and each double page shows us another aspect of the capital in full pop-up glory.


We visit the modern (the Shard), the historic (the Tower of London, St Paul’s and Buckingham Palace) and the iconic (the tube and Trafalgar Square’s lions). Children will love the pop-ups; they are so cleverly produced and they bring the pages to life in 3D. As well as the visual impact of the book, the text will also help children learn about the city, its history and its people. Fun facts have been carefully selected to appeal to young readers. Throughout the book, good use is also made of speech bubbles: sometimes for humour and at other times to provide factual information. The final end paper is a map of London which shows the locations of the various sights we have visited and gives children a sense of the size and scale of the city.

This book is a super introduction to London and it really brings the city to life.

Rating: 💙💙💙💙💙

Suitable for children aged 4+

Thank you to Lonely Planet Publications for sending me this book to review and to Toppsta for organising the giveaway.

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