Children’s Book Review: Great Ports of the World By Mia Cassany and Victor Medina


From New York to Hong Kong

By: Mia Cassany

Illustrated By: Victor Medina

Published: October 2, 2018

Publisher: Prestel Junior


Since we live smack dab in the middle of the country, I have a pretty limited knowledge about port cities. We have traveled to some and watched the ships come in and found it fascinating. For kids that like ships, this book has all kinds of them.

The book begins with the port in New York City, one of the America’s busiest. It also shares a bit of history about The Statue of Liberty and asks kids to find Lady Liberty on the page. The port of Hong Kong is so busy a container is being loaded or unloaded every second.

This book doesn’t just feature ocean ports, but also the very important ports on rivers like in London, Africa, and Egypt. Some of the ports also have large cruise ships that pull in for the day. These ports are quite large and handle millions of passengers and goods. But there are smaller ports as well that handle fisherman heading out for their daily catch.

The pages are full of things for kids to look at and parents can easily make a game of finding items on each page like a man playing a bagpipe or a giraffe or a shark.

This is a larger book with wonderful illustrations. The color scheme is the same throughout the book but each port shares different images to explore. Plus there is a variety of ships and boats for kids to find on the pages as well. Make learning fun with this awesome book.

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  1. bermudaonion (Kathy) on July 6, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    It’s nice to see a geography book for kids!

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