Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Megalopolis and the Visitor From Outer Space by Clea Dieudonne (Thames and Hudson)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM Labels: Clea Dieudonne, Megalopolis and the Visitor From Outer Space, Thames and Hudson
This book isn't your ordinary everyday lap book, in fact to review this one we needed to streeeeeeeetch the book out on the longest landing in the house (which, conveniently meant the book stretched all the way from Charlotte's room, right out into the landing and beyond!)
This book is a whopping 3 metres long, and unfolds into one of the most detailed scenes you can imagine. If you're a fan of "Where's Wally" books or love anything featuring gloriously detailed cityscapes you are in for one heck of a treat as Megalopolis is a bustling urban paradse. The book's back cover gives you plenty of hints on what to look for in the vast scene, and you'll have fun spotting the visiting alien as he encounters all the denizens of Megalopolis itself, including a busy zoo and a joyful wedding celebration.
Like any city there are some ne'er do-wells to spot as well, so look out for burglars who sneak around looking for things to pinch.
By the end of your fantastic journey, you'll have enjoyed a real feast for the eyes. Your only problem will be finding a wall big enough to display this glorious book if you choose to use it as one huge long poster!
Charlotte's favourite bit: The big friendly looking monster who dwells in the vast underground underneath Megalopolis
Daddy's favourite bit: A gorgeous take on the observational activity book, absolutely packed with amazing little details. Quite an astonishing (and huge!) piece of work indeed!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Thames and Hudson)
"Megalopolis - And the Visitor from Outer Space"
Written and Illustrated by Clea Dieudonne
Published by Thames and Hudson
Publication Date (Hardcover): 7th March 2016