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Hong Kong and Macau
A 3D Keepsake Cityscape
By Kristyna Litten

Candlewick Press
ISBN 9780763665807
Children's literature, travel, novelty book

Reviewed by Bob Walch


Here's an excellent way to visit Hong Kong and Macau from the comfort of home. This foldout novelty book comes in a stylish slipcase. To gaze at some of the wonders of this corner of Asia, just unfold this exquisite example of paper engineering to see a dozen of the major tourist attractions of Hong Kong and neighboring Macau.

The sites you'll visit include the Chi Lin Nunnery, Tai O (a traditional fishing village), the famous Peninsula Hotel, Victoria Peak and the giant Tian Tan Buddha. Other scenes include the Happy Valley Racecourse, Aberdeen Harbor with its many floating restaurants, and the picturesque Victoria Harbor, which is famous for its stunning nighttime views.

Each site pictured comes with a short description, plus there are maps of both Hong Kong and Macau. Not only is this a wonderful keepsake to remember the area after a visit, but it also serves as a good introduction to some of the sights that will greet a first-time visitor.

For display purposes, the accordion style foldout allows this cityscape to be spread out on a table and there are views on both sides. This would also make an excellent classroom display while doing a study unit on the city.

Reviewed 2014