from the flyleaf:
'This book tells young readers about the many widely varied items they will see that can make an everyday visit to their local shopping centre an eye-opener'
well I probably wouldn't go that far! it goes on to say:
'Also explained is the difference between the friendly corner shop and the efficient but possibly impersonal self-service store'
A tad bias, but I would definately agree, keep it local and independent anyday!
Although Sarah and myself are children of the 80's and this book was published in 1976 it still brings back a lot of fond memories for me as the high street shown in the book doesn't vary greatly from the one I was dragged along on a Saturday morning.
Also check out 'Mr Burt' on the right looking super sauve to the max with his whopping lapels, ace!
I have to admit I did geek out a little bit trying to spot what toys they had in the window of the toy shop...