Katie In London

Katie In London

Katie and her brother Jack get a special tour of London by a Trafalgar Square lion! Join them on a whirlwind tour of the sights, including the Tower of London, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace!

“This picture book mingles fantasy with information most successfully… a lively introduction to some of the main London sights within the context of an appealing story…The text keeps up the pace of the story and includes a lot of convincing dialogue. Colourful and extremely detailed illustrations add greatly to the appeal of the book. They show a city full of life and movement – people and vehicles on the city streets, Tower Bridge swinging open for the river traffic and the London Eye turning as Katie, Jack and the lion rise high above London. Feelings are important too – young readers will like the touching ending when Katie and Jack hand over a woolly blanket, purchased at Harrods with the last of their pocket money, to keep the lion’s tummy warm.” – Books for Keeps.

Reception: Literacy
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Year 1: Tell Me A Story: One
Within this topic your child can create their own nature story walk through words and pictures. They can design their own spoon characters and make a story through discussion cards, plus more. Plus much more in this 6 activity topic.

Year 1: Where I Live
Identify where you live and the key features of your local area. Distinguish between human and physical features through checklists and vocabulary cards. Create a play park and map it out with a 3D aerial map and key.

Year 2: The United Kingdom
Discover the four nations making up the United Kingdom, design a flag puzzle and learn about their nation flowers and individual traits.

  • Publisher: Orchard Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Print length: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 25.08 x 0.64 x 27.62 cm
  • Reading age: 3 - 7 years old
  • Publication date: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 1408331934

James Mayhew

My first book, Katie’s Picture Show, was published in 1989 and was inspired by a childhood trip to London with my sister Kate and our Grandma. Many more “Katie” titles have followed, introducing the great works of art to children. These books can now be found in museums and galleries all over the world. In 2015, the National Gallery, London, launched an exclusive range of Katie merchandise based on the books, followed in 2017 by a series of art activity books. All of this grew from the memory of that day out, many years ago, with my sister and Grandma, and from my love of art and artists.

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