This wonderfully illustrated and captivating introduction to the wonders of architecture will have young readers poring over each spread and learning as they go.
From the top of China’s Great Wall to the base of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, this journey through the world of architecture stops in nearly every continent and travels through centuries. Annabelle von Sperber populates her dynamic and intricate double-page spreads with many details and a hidden architect or important figure on every page that kids will have fun trying to locate. Along the way they’ll learn about the iron workers who built the Empire State building, how many bulbs it takes to light the Eiffel Tower, where the royal jewels are kept at the Tower of London, and why there is so much red and yellow in Beijing’s Forbidden City. Young readers will find themselves fully immersed in this large format book while learning about the incredible architectural wonders that continue to amaze us today.
Recommended for ages 4–8
Annabelle von Sperber has illustrated more than 100 books of all kinds. Her most recent titles for children include "Where’s the Artist?" (Prestel). She lives in Berlin.
Susanne Rebscher is a children’s book author living in Bamberg, Germany. Her books include biographies of Leonardo da Vinci and Julius Caesar, as well as "Where’s the Artist?" (Prestel).