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The Topsy and Tim series are a fun a light hearted way to introduce your children to some of the experiences that they might encounter as they grow older. Readers can follow the twins on various adventures throughout the series and learn how they cope with scenarios as a family.
In this story Topsy and Tim enjoy a very busy family trip to London where they are 'cat sitting' for Boris. In a packed week the family visit the Tower of London to watch Knight's fighting with swords and Beefeaters feeding the ravens. They also experience the London Underground whilst travelling to watch the changing of the guards. Continuing with their busy week the family take a trip down the River Thames passing Big Ben and the London Eye. The twins visit Kew gardens enjoying the treetop walkway. On Thursday they get to look at all the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, the long names are quite tricky!! Before leaving on Saturday they visit Kensington Gardens to play on the pirate ship-they seem to have lots of fun!
It seems that the family had lots to do for the week and the book certainly highlights some of the attractions of the city. I do think that London holds a certain charm for children with the historical sites and activities, it's a place that all children should see and this book does encourage a visit. My son often asks questions about Big Ben and he would love to travel around London on a red bus. After reading this perhaps we will arrange a visit as a family and do some of the things that the book talks about amongst other things of course!
The story is part of a series and other titles include Topsy and Tim safety first, Topsy and Tim go to the doctor and Topsy and Tim start school. The stories are a perfect length for bedtime taking no more than 10 minutes to finish. You can normally pick these books up for around £3 on Amazon which is more than reasonable.