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In the City

Written by Holly James

Illustrated by Hannah Tolson

Early Years First Concepts People / Places

LoveReading View on In the City

Have fun exploring the city, and learning lots along the way

Two little friends take a tour of the city in this bright and engaging book. What amazing things will they see – and what can we spot too as we follow them on their way? Each colourful double page spread is full of life and movement with lots for children to find in the pictures. Some things – train driver, camera, ice-cream van – are neatly labelled, and on each page readers are posed a little challenge testing counting skills, memory or comprehension. The illustrations are very appealing indeed, and with its combination of fun story and find, name and count element, this is a great book to share with young children. 

Andrea Reece

In the City Synopsis

Join Lucy and Oscar as they set off on a big adventure in this perfect first introduction to busy city life. What amazing things will you spot?

The city wakes up and the streets begin to buzz with hustle and bustle. Bright lights flash, vehicles whizz past and bridges reach across the river carrying traffic to the other side. The city is full of adventure! Spot everything you could possibly find in the city! Zoom on the train, discover deadly dinosaurs at the museum, climb through the clouds to the top of the tallest building, glide along the river and wander past all kinds of treasures at the market. What incredible things will you see? Each spread uncovers an exciting new city scene. Take a bus tour, spot cranes building skyscrapers and watch as fountains throw water into the air. Have a picnic in the park, hear the ducks quack and watch the dogs prance and play. Discover wild and wonderful things at the museum plus lots more. With delighful artwork from Hannah Tolson, In The City will delight kids who love to explore.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408899205
Publication date: 14th May 2020
Author: Holly James
Illustrator: Hannah Tolson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: First Concepts, People / Places

About Holly James

Originally from a small town near Leeds, Hannah Tolson moved the long long way down to Falmouth, Cornwall to study illustration by the sea. After graduating in 2013, she now still lives and and continues to illustrate there. Bold colours, playful compositions inspire Hannah. In The City is Hannah's second book for Bloomsbury, following the beautiful A Christmas Advent Story. Holly James is an Irish writer who always dreamed of living in the big city. Now, she lives in one of the biggest cities in the world, London. She loves to travel around and explore every day - there's always something ...

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