Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Gigi in the Big City

Gigi in the Big City

Charise Mericle Harper
Novelty Book
for ages 5 to 8
Random House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375842351

Gigi is going to the big city, and we are going to go along with her. There are so many shops to visit. Gigi tries on a variety of outfits in a shop called Parade of Fashion. She admires beautiful jewelry in So Many Jewels, and she looks at a variety of books in a bookshop. Should she buy a nonfiction book about cupcakes or a biography about Amelia Earhart?

Next Amelia goes to visit some museums. Luckily, she has a guidebook to help her get the most out of her museum experiences. She learns about art, photography, natural history, and sculpture.

The big city is full of people, and Mimi has a grand time imaging what the people are like and what they do. Everyone has an interesting story to tell. Who is the girl carrying the guitar, and who is the pretty lady who is walking three dogs at once?

Before Mimi concludes her visit, she has a makeover “from her head to her toes. When she goes home, she has lots of things to write and to dream about.

With numerous flaps to lift, dials to turn, mini books to read, and clever illustrations to explore, this novelty title will delight young girls who dream of having a big city adventure.