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World Search - Busy Places [Hardcover]

Lonely Planet
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Book Description

14 Feb 2014 World Search

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

Pack your passport and travel to the busiest places on the planet to sightsee amongst iconic buildings and streets. Jet off to bustling airports, marvellous markets, chic cafes and much more. From London's Heathrow Airport to Times Square in New York City, there's a lot to see and do.

Aimed at readers aged 5 and up, this fun series lets kids lift the flap on scenes from around the world to see what's happening inside. Over 40 sturdy, easy to lift flaps, as well as search-and-find activities, will keep young readers coming back again and again!

Authors: Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 1 edition (14 Feb 2014)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1743219172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1743219171
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 22 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,251,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.2 out of 5 stars
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By ArrGee
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The content is pretty sparse and there isn't much to read except for under the tabs, but if you have a half hour or so to wile away with a nine year old before bedtime or on a short journey it's good for discussing where countries are and what you can see there. It's not a book that a child would pick up and read on their own, and the pictures aren't engaging enough. There is a very easy Where's Wally type of activity for each country, and puzzlingly London is represented by the generic airport.

I'm not sure I would purchase this book. I'm not really sure who it is aimed at. The pull back tabs seem to be aimed at a very young pre-school audience, yet the information is probably more useful to older primary school children. Also once you have looked through it once, it's not really interesting enough to re-visit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book 17 April 2014
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This is a lovely book and incorporates 'hidden' objects and lifting flaps. It's bright and colourful and enjoyed by both my 3 & 5 year olds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 17 April 2014
By M. Marikar VINE VOICE
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This book is lots of fun for my children (age 2-5) and gives them lots of opportunities to learn while chatting about the pictures. It's really nice to see lonely planet bringing out books for this age group as they are a brand I really trust. The book has lots of colourful pages and lots of small details so it works well for children across a wide age group
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5.0 out of 5 stars Busy Places 16 April 2014
By Kindle Customer VINE VOICE
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This book is part of a Lonely Planet series for younger children. They all look at different places around the world. This one is about “Busy Places” and looks at city life in different countries, enabling children to compare and contrast. The books are highly educational and a lot of fun. Despite being a board book, this large format book is suitable for babies, up to 8 or 9 year olds who can enjoy the book by themselves. Big detailed pictures full of things to look at and look for, and lots of flaps on each page and something specific to find on each page. At the end of the book is a check list of extra things to find on each page and a set of stickers. Well presented, clear and interesting drawings and very high production standards make this book a lovely present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun and educational too. 11 April 2014
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This book is great fun to read with a small child from about eighteen months old. It is bright and colourful and the illustrations are funny but easily recognisable. It gives great opportunities, not just for building the child's vocabulary and observation skills, but also for the word play and sound games that are so valuable in building pre-reading skills.

It is the sort of book that becomes a favourite and can be used as a friend and comforter for years. A treasure.
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By bomble TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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There's lots to enjoy in this high-quality flap-book from LP; beautifully produced, colourful, evocative scenes that give a sense - albeit a stereotypical prism - of life in different places around the world. The finding tasks are fun for a while but quite quickly lose their novelty but there's plenty to read and digest in the book for the more motivated reader so there's a good chance that a child will keep coming back to this to re-discover. My six yearold certainly does.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone loves flaps (!) 23 Mar 2014
By Coffee & Vanilla VINE VOICE
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Just like all other Lonely Planet books in our possession this one as well turned out to be big hit among our girls.

Both 3 and 8 years old enjoy reading this book over and over again.
The older one actually reads it while the younger one looks at the pictures and asks questions but the two of them equally and love to lift the flaps (!)

The book is sturdy, made out of cardboard and includes sheet of stickers to use outside of the book, kids adore stickers so this is another plus.

Each page is filled with detailed illustrations making it very engaging and something that kids like to come back to and discover new things each time.

The busy places include: Rio de Janeiro, New York, Sydney, Marrakesh, Paris, Shanghai & Heathrow Airport in London.
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4.0 out of 5 stars KEPT MY CHILDREN INTERESTED 20 Mar 2014
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Another Lonely Planet children's book that doesn't disappoint. Both my son aged 8 and my daughter enjoyed reading the books ( we also have 'Amazing Jobs' ). However, I think the books are really aimed more at the younger reader 4-6, but that doesn't mean older children will not enjoy them. They will just get through the book a lot more quickly.

The book is robust enough to stand up to small hands, it is well put together. I liked the way the illustrations were simple but detailed at the same time. It did remind me a little of my sons "Where's Wally" book, it's interactive in that there are questions and things you have to try and find on the page. Not always easy.

All in all both my children enjoyed reading them. They both love books and have shelves full of books, they know what they like like and what they find boring. They like these books.
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