Reviews for Ogintz's previous books:
From The New York Times:
Families of children who enjoy reading may find what they need in...guidebooks by Eileen Ogintz.... The tone of voice, so hard to get right, is on target.
Eileen Ogintz's travel-guide series Taking the Kids has a cure for backseat critics who complain about boring family vacations. . . . Parents can read aloud from one of the guides while mapping out travel routes, or let confident young readers study it on their own.
From USA Today:
Ogintz wants to tell kids that traveling with their parents can be fun.
From the Back Cover
So you’re headed for the Big Apple. Now what?! Grab The Kid’s Guide to New York City and turn your family vacation into a mega-fun adventure. Be prepared for new experiences, different cultures, good food, and great shopping! You just might learn something while you’re at it.
This guidebook, written just for you, offers:
Tips on what to see and what to do
Where to hear all kinds of music, from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to MTV studios in Times Square
Ice skating rinks, parks, and other places to have fun
Where to shop for just about anything
Kid-friendly places to eat
Where to see all sorts of art, and even make your own
Fun facts about landmarks like the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty
A look around New York’s many different neighborhoods
Input and advice from kids that live in New York City and from visiting kids, too
Pages to write your thoughts and paste in pictures
And much more!