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Pesti Műsor – 03.2011

Erika Bartos 
Hoppie’s Tales 
A Tour Around the City of Pecs

Erika Bartos’s elaborateness, ingenuity and talent, which she is using to engross the crooked streets, squares, sights of Pécs and its famous cake-shop – a special point of interest for children- with its famous ice-cream measured with spatula in a city tour guide is astonishing. Similarly to a guide book we can take an imaginary visit to the famous djami, the Holy Trinity Statue at Széchenyi Square, we can pop into the Pécs National Theatre, we can play hide and seek among the ruins of Tettye Square or we can even have a closer look of the black and white zebra of the Vasarely Museum.

This book offers a lot more than a photo album from Pécs filled with informative material. It is a lot more beautiful than a city map and a lot legendary than a guide book. At the beginning of the book a city map full of illustrations helps the children to find their way during the adventure among the historical sites and points of interest of the city; the appendix of the book contains the photographs of all the sights, historical monuments, statues, museums and view towers mentioned in the book, so that the little adventurers recognise the Elephant House, the padlock wall or the dragon of the calc tuff cave not only in the fairytale but also in reality.

Hoppie’s Tales are one of the most charming storybooks and guide books of recent times. The world guide book is very important, so we need to make sure that we not only read the book but grab our children and with our little book on hand we explore the town ourselves!

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