This title helps readers to strengthen their comprehension skills as they learn about one of America's most exciting cities.
Dropping In On... Chicago introduces readers to “The Windy City” that welcomes 40 million tourists each year. From skyscrapers to sports teams, readers will strengthen their reading comprehension skills as they learn all about the third most populous city in the United States.
The Dropping In On... series takes students on educational field trips that reach new, adventurous heights. Each 32-page book allows readers to explore an exciting U.S. city to learn about its history, architecture, places to visit, and more. Featuring real-life photographs, before- and after-reading activities, websites to visit, and more, this series engages and entertains young learners.
A diverse group of cartoon children riding in a hot-air balloon drop in on American cities to see the sights and sample local culture and cuisine. All of the books touch on the title city's history, culture, sports, populations, food, and entertainment but in varying amounts, allowing individual books to focus on what makes each city unique. For instance, Washington D.C. explores many monuments and museums, Orlando theme parks, and Philadelphia early-American heritage. Large, well-captioned contemporary and historical photos illustrate the breezy and fast-paced texts, which average about a paragraph per page. Superimposed cartoon figures of the children tell readers asides such as the correct way to order a Philly cheesesteak or bits of trivia about people and places. VERDICT Entertaining titles to introduce emerging readers to some of America's most visited cities.
School Library Journal, April 2016