Megalopolis: And the Visitor from Outer Space
Everyone loves the beautiful, gigantic city of Megalopolis, and one day an alien even came to visit! The city officials were so amazed that they declared a holiday, had great celebrations, and even made the strange visitor into an ambassador! But when one celebration goes too far and the visitor falls ill, what will happen?
Kids are going to LOVE this fantastic picture book from French author and illustrator Cléa Dieudonné. Megalopolis is a vertical story, which means that it’s one giant page that slowly folds out, dishing out the story a few sentences at a time, until the page is more than 10 feet long! The illustrations are delightfully complex, and readers of all ages will love seeing what details they can find, or how many times they can find the alien visitor as they follow him through the story, or even if they can locate some of the suggested pictures from the back of the book (such as all 3 giraffes, 8 ghosts, or 118 buildings). This book is definitely unique, and it’s one that is sure to be loved by both children and adults for its fun premise.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||38 pages|
|Publisher||Thames & Hudson|
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