Tuesday, 30 July 2013

In Lucia's Neighborhood - Pat Shewchuk

In Lucia's NeighborhoodIn Lucia's Neighborhood by Pat Shewchuk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

'Inspired by urban visionary Jane Jacobs, seven-year-old Lucia takes the reader through a day in her neighborhood and celebrates the people and places that make it feel like home. A great starting point for discussions on cities, this book will encourage readers to stop and smell the urban roses.'

I was sent this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed In Lucia's Neighborhood as I thought the story is good for young children and children during their first year at school, it identify different people in the community. We see the post man and Lucia knows when she see's certain people she knows what comes next such as time to go to bed.

I also feel story is excellent to talk about different cultures and this is covered very well in the story. Children are also able to make similarities and differences between their own neighbourhood's and Lucia's.

I thought the illustrations were very good and some are from different view points which really adds interest to the book. The only thing I would say is that we never know where the story is set Lucia refers to it being like Portugal, however we never actually know where she is, this I feel is a disappointment, and is why the book rating for me is only 4* and not 5.

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