Touring Dublin’s Fair City
Illustrated by Nina Cosford
Candlewick Press, $8.99, 28 pages
If you are a fan of Dublin, are planning a trip, or would just like to take an armchair tour of the city’s most famous sites, Nina Cosford’s Dublin: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape will become a cherished part of your library. Take a piece of this beautiful city home with you in this pocket-sized, cut-paper artwork extravaganza. Cosford’s 3D illustrations literally pop off the accordion-style pages. Historical facts accompany each section of the cityscape. Dublin in considered to be the historical and cultural center of Ireland. Visitors can admire historical buildings, stunning architecture and inspiring sites. Phoenix Park has been open to the public since 1745 and is one of the largest walled city-parks in Europe. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland, dating back to 1220. Visitors can walk through the grand State Apartments in Dublin Castle and see a performance at the Gaiety Theatre. Admire the statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square and see his alma mater, Trinity College. The cast-iron pedestrian Ha’Penny Bridge and General Post Office serve as nice photo opportunities. Any visitor will find something to read at the Eason Bookshop, which has served readers for over 125 years. A visit to Christ Church Cathedral and Custom House rounds out the tour of Dublin.
Reviewed By Kathryn Frankllin