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Isabelle Demenge writes a series of travel books for children that give information about different travel spots in a kid-friendly activity book. In this article I will be discussing the Leap & Hop, Hong Kong edition to the series.
The book is organized in a manner similar to a “fill in the blank” diary that are sold specifically for children. It begins with the “Things About Me And My Visit” section, that allows you to fill in information about you, your family, your itinerary, and your favorite things that you did on your trip.
It then moves on to “Things About Hong Kong,” which is a section that focuses on basic and interesting information about Hong Kong. The information is followed by activities for your children to enjoy. For example there is a page about the currency of Hong Kong and the next page lets you draw your own coins and dollar bills that you would want to be used in an imaginary country that you would want to create. This is one of my favorite pages because it allows you to dream up your own ideas that are based on a country you will be visiting or have visited.
There are plenty of other great activities inside to keep your children busy, especially on the plane ride to your destination. Emilie Sarnel illustrates the book, and she captures the culture of Hong Kong very nicely in her drawings. I would recommend this book for all kids and even adults who want to learn about the place that they are traveling too.
I think this would make a great gift from a parent or grandparent to a child before their trip to Hong Kong.
For those interested, besides Hong Kong, the series includes several other great books for the following destinations:
Next out will be Paris (estimated February, 2015) followed by Myanmar and London.
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