Citybook

Citybook

by Shelley Rotner, Ken Kreisler
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Thoughtful compositions and uncommon settings mark this vibrant collection of megalopolitan photographs--here, the teeming streets of New York City provide the setting. A boy chats on one of three pay telephones above which images of the Simpsons and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stare out from a graffiti-scarred wall; a vivid kaleidoscope of neon signs touts ``Party Cake'' and ``Erasmo's Laundry''; a speeding subway car becomes little more than a green-streaked blur. With seldom more than four words to a spread, the minimal text ranges from imaginative (``Mimes, music, museums'' identifies a cheery gamin, a saxophone player, a dino likeness) to captions short on inspiration (``So many sights. /So many lights''). But here the photo's the thing, and many highlight arresting images beyond the usual big-city travelogue--though a few are overly dark. A handsome introduction to a unique urban landscape. Ages 2-6. (Mar.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-K-This colorful photo essay presents a child's-eye view of New York City, from fountains and flags to taxis and roller blades. Full-page, crystal-clear pictures of ethnic markets, neon signs, street scenes, parks and museums, and a multitude of lights fairly leap from the pages, presenting the broad spectrum of urban activities. The dust cover itself invites readers to look, see, and learn. The minimal rhyming text of one to three words on most pages is concise and easy to read. A vibrant introduction to the city's many sights and sounds.-Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531071069
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

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