From the Series Citified!
Welcome to Mexico City: The City of Palaces! Explore the Zócalo, Chapultepec Park, and other iconic places around the city. Plus, learn fascinating factoids. You'll quickly see why millions of tourists visit this amazing city each year. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The playful text, colorful design, and captivating photos and map are sure to entice and excite beginning readers.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced book|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Correlations, Glossary of key words, Index, Online learning supplement, Sources for further research, Table of contents|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||J|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||191272|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
Booklist Review of Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York City, and Paris
Ever wanted to sail the flower-filled canals of Xochimilco, scarf down a pastrami sandwich, or peruse the Louvre? With bite-size factoids, streamlined layouts, and striking full-color photos, these high-interest installments in the brand-new Citifed! series may be the next best thing. Over the course of nine photo-dense, double- page spreads, each volume introduces a city’s geographic location, population, prominent destinations, and cuisine. In Los Angeles, readers learn of the city’s diverse terrain, balmy climate (an average temperature of 64° F!), and cherished landmarks, from the 350-foot-long Hollywood sign to the La Brea Tar Pits museum. Mexico City takes a decidedly more historical approach, detailing the “thousands of years”–old city’s watery beginnings, currently sinking land, and ancient voladores (pole fying) rituals. …Paris presents a well-balanced glimpse of the City of Light, illuminating its romantic finer points—the Eifel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the chocolate—as well as its skull-strewn catacombs and leering gargoyles. … each entry’s inclusion of multilingual vocabulary words, pronunciation guides, and appended map and picture glossary are guaranteed to stir wanderlust—and multicultural awareness—in many travelers-to-be.
School Library Journal Review of Citified!
K-Gr 2–Children are welcomed to tour select major world cities in this vibrant and visually pleasing series. The majority of the content in each book is dedicated to covering kid-friendly historic sites, zoos, museums, and parks as well as popular sporting events and foods to eat. In each title, four to six locations are covered, providing readers with a well-rounded understanding of the general character of each metropolis and what its citizens value and enjoy. A concluding “Map It!” page places all visited sites on an otherwise featureless city map. Photos are bright and attractive with a mix of full-page and full-spread shots with insets that show details or related topics. VERDICT: Not groundbreaking, but appealing enough to draw a readership.