Book Review: Lonely Planet Kids – How Cities Work


Education Things To Do | by | 12th Dec 2016

Here at FamilyPoint we sometimes get sent items to review. Recently we were sent a book from the Lonely Planet Kids series, part of a series specifically for children and young people. So we asked a young friend to tell us what he thought of the book.

The Lonely Planet Kids series aims to get children interested in travel and the world around them with fun and quirky facts and stories. There are a number of books in the series that can be found here.

Book: Lonely Planet Kids – How Cities Work – RRP £12.99

cover of How Cities Work

Illustrations from James Gulliver Hancock

Reviewer: Lucien, 6 years old, Bridgend

What’s the book about Lucien?

This book is about what you can find in cities. You can find big buildings, green spaces, subways, cinemas, cranes, coffee shops, police stations, hospitals, apartments, houses, airports etc.

What have you learnt from the book?

I learnt that the longest subway system in the world is in Seoul (South Korea) where it’s over 940km long. I learnt that Central Park in New York City contains more than 25,000 trees and that Hong Kong contains the most skyscrapers of any city on the planet. There are over 6,500 people crammed into every square kilometre of space.

Honk Kong Skyline for book review of How Cities Work

What is your favourite bit in the book?

My favourite bit in the book is called “Going Underground”, where I can see what can be found underground, including the train network, sewers, war bunkers, shops and services, vaults etc.

How would you rate this book, Lucien?

I would give this book 5 stars. There are lots of pictures, details and fun facts.


Thanks Lucien for your great review. If you are interested in posting a review to our site please contact us and we’ll keep your details on file for when we get products through for review. Or if you have read, listened, watched, done or used something that you want to share with other parents across Wales then we’d love to read your reviews. Find out how to submit your articles here.

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