Where can you see the shadow of a snake slithering up the stairs? What island nation is also a continent? How can a poem inspire you to build with blocks? Find out in Cities By the Sea Around the World! Be inspired by the classic poem, “Block City,” by Robert Louis Stevenson, featuring richly colorful illustrations by Anne Baasch. Travel to far-away places all around the world through stunning photographs selected to intrigue and inform. Discover new information with fun facts about each city. This volume of hands-on fun inspired by classic literature includes: “Block City”, “Cities by the Sea”, fold songs, a world map, art and building projects, math activities. Enjoy the follow-up activities created by Dawn Heston, author, parent and educator with the whole family. Cities by the Sea Around the World is the first book in the series Building Connections. Also available: Block sets from partners in education, Timberworks Toys, for hands-on fun.