This review originally appeared on the AOI blog.
Vicky’s artwork is bright and vivid – the maps themselves are rendered in a variety of oranges, blues, greens and purples – and packed with little details, from the city skyline that features at the bottom of each double-page map, to the “spot the hidden animal” game in each city. The book is roughly A3 in size, with a really thick, hardwearing cover and good quality inner pages.
For anyone with an interest in mapping, geography or animals, Urban Jungle is a great volume to pick up. Children especially will appreciate the colourful artwork and spotting all the different animals – as soon as my lot saw it they were all pouring through trying to find their favourite animals. It’s just a shame that the pages can’t easily be extracted to frame or otherwise display, as they’re really made to be put on show at as large a size as possible.