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London for Children by Matteo Pericoli is a highly likeable book!

For a start, it's two books in one, bound end to end, so that one side is the North Bank, and the other side the South Bank.

Inspired by the architectural drawings Matteo Pericoli began to make in 2009, and published last year as London Unfurled, Macmillan have put together a fabulous children's guide to the buildings on each river bank, with fascinating snippets of historical detail along the way.

Children will be drawn in by the numbers Pericoli reports at the front of the North Bank volume: He drew 3262 waves, 1343 buildings, 27180 windows, 41 bridges and 58 cranes.

Older children who pick up this book may well be tempted to find out more about the drawing project itself.

London Unfurled is available in both paper and ipad formats.

There are youtube videos that give a taste of its expanse:

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