Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Golden Gate Bridge: Now That's Big!

Golden Gate Bridge: Now That's Big!

Kate Riggs
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
The Creative Company, 2009   ISBN: 978-1583417041

The Golden Gate Bridge is a long bridge that crosses a strait in California called the Golden Gate. It was built in the 1930’s to make it easier for people to commute from outlying towns to San Francisco without having to travel on ferries. The bridge was designed by Irving Morrow, who wanted the two supporting towers to look like ladders and an engineer called Joseph Strauss set about building it.

After much hard work and careful planning, the bridge was completed in 1937, and it was opened on May 27th of that year. People from all over the area came to walk across the bridge, which was the biggest suspension bridge in the world at that time. Though the bridge has experienced a few problems during storms, it has stood the test of time very well, and it is now considered one of the Seven Wonders of the United States.

This interesting book combines a simple text with wonderful full color photographs to tell young readers the story of the Golden Gate Bridge, and to give them a picture of what it looks like.