Monday, April 6, 2015

Maya and Filippo visit San Francisco by Alinka Rutkowska with review by Samantha

Maya & Filippo dock in San Francisco but they only have one day to visit and both kids want to see different things. Learn about Alcatraz, go on a cable-car ride, take a stroll through the Yerba Buena Gardens and marvel at the skyscrapers of Union Square. Then go for a quick walk on Fisherman’s Wharf and admire the sea lions. But soon it’s time to sail away and the kids still haven’t seen the Golden Gate Bridge. What can they do?

"Maya & Filippo Visit San Francisco by Alinka Rutkowska is an educational book that takes young readers on a journey to different places and countries. They travel along with Maya and Filippo who live on board a beautiful cruise ship called Fun Princess. Maya and Filippo travel all around the world with their cat Otello and their parents. In this book, readers get to experience and savor the sights and sounds of San Francisco. Through the story, readers get to know more about San Francisco, the food, culture and shopping. The book leaves readers completely familiar with the entire place by the time they finish reading the story.

I have been traveling along with Maya and Filippo to many places and I found every book by this author very educational and informative. The author's way of introducing readers to information about the place is simple and endearing. The illustrations are very bright and colorful and they give pace and movement to the story and scenes, and breathe life into the characters. All the books in this travel series are worth having in one's personal collection. This story makes a perfect bedtime read for kids and it can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and libraries.

Books with an educational theme or a concept are good for kids to make teaching and learning easier. In this book, children get to know more about San Francisco and all the sightseeing spots and the culture of the city."
Rating: 5.0 Stars from Readers' Favorite

'I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review'
This is another cute book by Alinka Rutkowska. My children, especially my 5 year old really love this series. I read one of these books a day to them. This one is about visiting San Francisco. Filippo really wants to visit Alcatraz. Unfortunately, all of the tickets are sold out. So their mother comes up with an alternative plan and they end up having a great time. I love that there is always a quiz at the end of these books that makes the children think and actually pay attention to the book. For that reason books from this author are quickly becoming some of my favorites for my children. I would definitely recommend getting this book as well as the others for your children.

Alinka Rutkowska is an award-winning and best-selling author and coach.

She's been featured on Fox Business Network, Examiner, She Knows, She Writes, Blog Talk Radio, The Writer's Life and many more.

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