Ever thought that the Cutty Sark would look much better stuck on top of Tate Modern? Or contemplated riding a Boris Bike down the Shard? All your oddball London dreams can come true with Stickyscapes: London.
Aimed at children, but a joy for London-loving adults too, this sticker book encourages you to explore the capital through adhesive pictures of famous characters, vehicles and buildings.Two concertina-style panoramas represent modern and old London. Over 100 stickers can be placed anywhere within them. Peel off a sticker of the Beatles, for example, and slap them down on the zebra crossing... or trap them in the Great Fire of London, depending on your sentiments towards the Fab Four.
As well as being a heap of fun, the Stickyscapes is also educational, encouraging kids to learn about the landmarks and the history of London. Stickers such as Colonel Blood stealing the Crown Jewels, or a viking ship, or a Second World War fighter plane will invite further questions about the capital's past. Adults (or maybe just us) will enjoy placing the characters in hilariously inappropriate positions. Our juxtaposition of Her Majesty and a punk rocker is possibly treasonous.
Stickyscapes: London was created by illustrator Robert Samuel Hanson, and is out now from Laurence King. A Paris version is also available.