7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2011
I bought this book for my son at the National Gallery in Washington and have gone on to buy many more in the series. This one is a particular favorite of my now 4 1/2 year old boy. The book unfolds chronologically, from the Great Pyramid through the Colosseum, Notre Dame cathedral, the Tower of London, Versailles, before ending with the Burj Dubai. There are a great many little flaps that offer peeks into the buildings. The commentary is informed but child friendly. It's really aimed at an older kid than my son - there are some images of gladiators, skeletons and ghosts (at the Tower of London) which require explanation parents would rather avoid - but he's enjoyed it since he was 3. In fact, we took a trip to the Guggenheim Museum in New York because we learned about it in the book. Highly recommended.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2012
I've been reading this book with my 4 and 6 year old cousins. They love this book! It has many flaps on each page that hide little facts and a closer look. for example if you open the window it gives you a look at the interior of a specific room or a view how that part of the building looked many years ago. The book teaches facts about famous buildings and their history to young and old.